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Margaret Reece, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 23 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration of the stomach, producing perforation of that organ & peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, with the peculiar aspect of malignant disease, complained of pain in the left hypochondriac region, of about 2 years’ duration. On being questioned on the subject, she stated that during the whole of this period the pain had been constantly present, was not aggravated after eating, but was much worse after long continued exercise, and was to a certain extent relieved by a recumbent position’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Latham, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Feb 1845
Date of death: 3 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Diarrhoea. Phthisis pulmonalis?
Disease (standardised): Diarrhoea (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'As the body was removed without examination, no history of the case is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined, at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

James Mitcham, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 5 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the brain and its membranes. Phthisis. Tubercles in kidneys. Ulceration in caput coli
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Ulcer (Intestines)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The only account that could be obtained of this patient’s symptoms, was from his brother, who stated that he had suffered from cough accompanied by expectoration during the last year. That of late he had been in the habit of drinking freely, and that during the last fortnight or three weeks, he had been very restless, unable to sleep at night & troubled with frightful spectral illusions’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Evans, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1845
Date of death: 6 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis with condensation of lung. Extensive ulceration of the small intestine, caecum & appendix
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)

Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that she had been troubled with cough and expectoration without haemoptysis, during the last six months, that she found herself gradually becoming short-breathed, had become rapidly emaciated, perspired much at night, and was unable to obtain any sleep’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Manning, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Red hepatisation. Emphysema. Hydatid in liver containing a vermilion-coloured substance
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Adhesion (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Cyst (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that about a month ago, he was taken with rigors & severe pain in the chest, accompanied by cough, which had continued more or less up to the present time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Legg, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1845
Date of death: 16 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of pharynx and larynx with ulcers on the mucous membrane of the latter, and effusion of lymph upon its surface, extending down the trachea. Inflammation of lungs and pleurae. Spleen soft & of a greyish red colour. Fibrous tumour in uterus etc.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pharynx, larynx, Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx); Disease (Spleen); Tumour (Uterus)

Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted for the disease of the tibia and ulceration of the leg. After she had been in the house a few days she experienced some degree of fever’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

John Archdeacon, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 25 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Old & recent pleurisy. Tubercles in kidneys. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidneys, intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of cough of about four months’ duration, which had been ushered in by rather profuse haemoptysis, and had lately been accompanied by pain and tightness of the chest, with shortness of breath, inability to sleep at night, and profuse nocturnal perspirations’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John George Pratt, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive laceration of the right lung with a large extravasation of blood into the cavity of the pleura. Separation of several cartilages of the ribs, right side, from the sternum. Rupture of the liver. Fracture of arm & leg
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Lungs); Extravasation (Lungs); Separation (Chest); Rupture (Liver); Fracture (Arm, leg)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was perfectly sensible when admitted, but presented ex-sanguine features and scarcely any pulse. He died after having been in the hospital an hour, having never rallied in any degree from his state of collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left superior extremity, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Frederick Unitt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 5 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with red & grey hepatisation. Old adhesions. Ascites. Cirrhosis of the liver. Spleen very large & soft
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This man who had long been accustomed to drink freely, was in the hospital about a year ago suffering from delirium tremens. He stated on admission this time that about two months ago his abdomen began to swell, and had continued gradually to increase in size ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Holden, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 2 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the aorta with an ulcerated opening into the oesophagus, but blocked up by fibrinous coagule. Aorta atheromatous
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of inability to swallow, of nine months’ duration, which first began with slight uneasiness, & an occasional sense of choking on attempting to eat quickly. She stated that these symptoms had gradually increased in severity, and during the last month had been accompanied by a constant hacking cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Lawrence Cole, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1845
Date of death: 3 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic ulcer of the stomach, in the lesser curvature, 3 inches from the oesophagus. Fatal haemorrhage. Cirrhosis of the liver
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Hemorrhage; Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with swelling of the abdomen, reported to be of only a fortnight’s duration. He stated that a fortnight ago, being in tolerably good health, he flet a great weight in the epigastrium which began to swell’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

James Chelling, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1845
Date of death: 8 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pharynx. Phthisis and old adhesions. Heart dilated and flaccid. Recent peritonitis. Mottling degeneration of the kidneys. Tubercular ulceration of the small intestines
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pharynx); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidneys); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that he had suffered more or less from cough during the last 12 months, and had frequently had slight haemoptysis. That during the last two months he had suffered from fistula in ano, and about the same time from pain across the loins and general anasarca’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Cleghorn, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1845
Date of death: 10 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and destruction of the thyroid cartilage. Tubercular ulceration of the small intestine. Tubercles in kidneys & mesenteric glands. Old & recent adhesions on both sides of the chest
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx); Tuberculosis (Intestines, kidneys, mesenteric glands); Adhesions (Chest)

Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of cough, pain in the chest & hoarseness, diarrhoea and debility. He stated that he had suffered more or less form cough during the last ten months, and once or twice had slight haemoptysis, but had altogether been much less troubled by his cough than by the shortness of breath on making the slightest exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dunn, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1845
Date of death: 4 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Universal jaundice. Chronic and recent peritonitis. Liver compressed by the deposition of large masses of lymph on its surface and slightly affected with cirrhosis. Ducts pervious throughout their course. Heart dilated and atrophied. Lungs loaded with frothy serum
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Heart, lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted under Dr Seymour [Edward Seymour] about the middle of last year labouring under some little ascites, oedema of the lower extremities, & severe palpitation, with irregular pulse & turgid pulsating jugular veins’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

James Taylor, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1845
Date of death: 7 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation and necrosis of the lumbar and sacral vertebrae giving rise to psoas abscess on both sides, one of which made its way into the rectum. The matter in the sacs mixed with blood. Peritonitis. Viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Spine, pelvis); Abscess (Abdomen, rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that on the 12th of August, being at the time in good health, he was suddenly seized with rigors, most acute pain in the abdomen and vomiting; that his belly soon became lympanitic and extremely painful on the slightest pressure, and that though he had been bled and his mouth had become sore from the medicine taken, yet that he was in no way relieved. It was elicited, that about two years ago he had a severe fall, but since the subsidence of the immediate consequences, he had in no way suffered from it’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

James Palmer, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 8 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight jaundice. Puriform effusion into joints. Viscera congested, but otherwise healthy. Puriform effusion in sheaths of tendons
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Effusion (Joints); Congestion (Internal organs); Effusion (Tendons)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, whose father is a victim of rheumatism, was admitted complaining of wandering rheumatic pains, with slight redness & swelling of the hands & wrists. He stated that eighteen months ago he had an attack of acute rheumatism with pain in the chest & palpitation, from which he entirely recovered, and had enjoyed very good health up to a month ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Michael Dalton, 29, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Oct 1845
Date of death: 3 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Laceration of the left auricle and of one of the pulmonary veins, with effusion of blood into the pericardium. Laceration of the liver. Patches of ecchymosis in the sub-pleural cellular tissue
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Ear, lungs, liver); Ecchymosis (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was reported to have fallen from a ladder, but as nobody was present at the time the exact distance or the part upon which he fell was not ascertained. When admitted his face was blue and much congested’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Surfling, 45, Hospital head porter

Occupation or role: Hospital head porter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Sep 1845
Date of death: 3 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of the larynx, pharynx and oesophagus, into both mediastina. Laryngotomy. Lungs congested posteriorly. Slight dilatation of heart
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Larynx, pharynx, oesophagus); Laryngotomy; Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, the head porter of this hospital, a strong, healthy man, had suffered for some days from headache, muscular depression & slight sore throat, preceded & accompanied by rigors, and his bowels being confied, he took a calomel pill on the 27th’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Evans, n/a, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1845
Date of death: 3 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enormous congestion of the various organs which were otherwise healthy. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Internal organs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was found dead in his cart at 5am on the morning of admission. He was found dead by the police. No history was brought with him, nor could any be obtained
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pharynx, larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Shury, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1845
Date of death: 3 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Tubercular ulcerations of the larynx and small intestine. Mesenteric glands enlarged
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx, intestines); Enlargement (Mesenteric glands)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of hoarseness, or almost total loss of voice, cough, & expectoration with great oppression of the breathing. He stated that ever since Christmas he had suffered more or less from cough with occasional pain in the chest, and during this period had lost flesh and had become extremely weak’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Alder, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 29 Dec 1845
Disease (transcribed): Remarkable and general emphysema of the lungs. Dilated bronchi. White patch on heart which was otherwise healthy. Abdominal viscera congested, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lungs); Disease (Lungs, heart); Congestion (Internal organs)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a well-formed, healthy-looking man, was admitted labouring under cough & distressing dyspnoea. He stated that for some years he had been subject to asthmatic cough, which had continued as usual up to about 8 days before admission, when some rigors occurred’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Varney, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and trachea, destroying the cartilages. Ulceration of small intestine. White patch on heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of exhaustion and extreme debility, consequent upon disease of the lungs of long duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Amelia Stead, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Gall bladder filled with gall stones. Congestive pneumonia. Specks of atheroma
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Gallstones (Gall bladder); Pneumonia (Lung); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of collapse, with cold skin, laboured respiration and a scarcely perceptible pulse. There was a tumour in the left groin about the size of a pigeon egg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and nose
Type of incident: n/a

James Townsend, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 2 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fistula in ano. Operation. Peritonitis. Mottled kidneys. Phthisis. Disease of right iliac bone
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Operation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an old opening into the gut, which was first stated to have appeared as an abscess.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and right iliac bone
Type of incident: n/a

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