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Henry Higgs, 48, Carman

Occupation or role: Carman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1875
Date of death: 8 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Cellulitis of leg. Abscess of knee joint
Disease (standardised): Cellulitis (Leg); Abscess (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thrupp, James Godfrey
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: On admission he was suffering from diffuse cellular inflammation involving the foot, leg and lower part of the left thigh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and joints
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Alexander, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1875
Date of death: 28 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Atheroma. Gangrene (amputation)
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Gangrene (Foot); Amputation (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thrupp, James Godfrey
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient stated that a week or ten days before she woke up in the morning and found that she had been sleeping with the bed clothes of her left foot which was feeling quite numbed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Page, 51, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1874
Date of death: 2 Jan 1875
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of pleura (after amputation of cancerous breast). Empyema
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pleura); Cancer (Breast); Amputation (Breast); Empyema (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Thrupp, James Godfrey
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman was readmitted after a scirrhus tumour was removed from the left breast.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs and heart
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Jones, 39, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1874
Date of death: 16 Nov 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of knee-joint. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Wound (Knee); Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had been in the Hospital a few days before with a fracture of the left patella. She stated that she fell down and cut her left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Greenaway, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1874
Date of death: 8 Feb 1874
Disease (transcribed): Fractured leg. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

James Holmes, 54, Glover

Occupation or role: Glover
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 May 1874
Date of death: 6 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated congenital inguinal hernia (operation). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man suffered from a hernia since boyhood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, hernia, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Curtin, 5 days, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5 days
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1874
Date of death: 27 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate rectum. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Rectum); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: Since its birth five days before, this child had passed neither urine or faeces. It was a small weak looking child and not well developed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Smith, 45, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1874
Date of death: 19 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Gonorrhoea. Orchitis. Cystitis. Cellulitis. Pyaemia?
Disease (standardised): Gonorrhoea (Urogenital tract); Orchitis (Testis); Cystitis (Bladder); Cellulitis (Tissues); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This patient was readmitted with acute orchitis of the right testicle and a purulent discharge from the urethra.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Cooper, 56, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1874
Date of death: 18 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Sloughing of penis. Cellulitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Sloughing (Penis); Cellulitis (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man stated that he had had difficulty in passing his urine for the last twelve months and about a week ago his penis commenced to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, urethra and bladder
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Bradshaw, 69, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1874
Date of death: 16 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate. Dilated bladder. Cystitis. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Prostate); Dilatation (Bladder); Cystitis (Bladder); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: For the last six months he had complained of his urine dribbling from him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder and prostate
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ridley, 53, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1874
Date of death: 7 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Caries of vertebrae. Psoas abscess. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscles); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: Nine weeks ago he was attacked with pain in the right hip extending down to the knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and vertebrae
Type of incident: n/a

Emily Brown, 56, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1874
Date of death: 10 Feb 1874
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. (operation). Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had been suffering from an umbilical rupture for the last two years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Hart, 48, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Dec 1873
Date of death: 20 Jan 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of leg. Congestion of lungs
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This man stated that he had bruised his right leg falling from a loft three weeks ago.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne Haynes, 27, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1873
Date of death: 30 Jan 1874
Disease (transcribed): Bed sores. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Pressure ulcer (Skin ); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman stated that she was confined six months ago and three weeks after this she complained of pain in the right iliac fossa, and an abscess formed in the groin about three months after.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Dickinson, 70, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1873
Date of death: 20 Oct 1873
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Operation. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This woman had suffered from an umbilical rupture for the last ten years. For the last six months it increased in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Hernia, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

George Whitty, 54, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Sep 1873
Date of death: 1 Oct 1873
Disease (transcribed): Tumour of arm. Removal. Cellulitis. Pleurisy. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Arm); Removal (Arm); Cellulitis (Arm); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: Eight months ago this man noticed a small swelling on the front of the arm about the size of a walnut.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Chambers, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Jul 1873
Date of death: 9 Sep 1873
Disease (transcribed): Contusions. Bedsores. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Contusions (Systemic); Pressure ulcer (Skin); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This child had been subject to fits. She had been run over by a cab which caused a bruise of her hip and abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation and brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Mills, 64, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1873
Date of death: 13 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Bronchitis. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Bronchitis (Lung); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Ann Beckett, 29, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1873
Date of death: 30 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the rectum. Colotomy. Caries of temporal bone
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Colotomy (Intestines); Caries (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This patient had suffered from diarrhoea for the last four or five months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

William Russell, 64, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1873
Date of death: 27 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of thigh. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not reported here
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Pillage, 74, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1873
Date of death: 14 Mar 1873
Disease (transcribed): Caseous pneumonia. Granular kidneys. Prolapsus ani
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Prolapsed (Anal canal)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient stated that she had suffered from prolapsus ani for the last thirty years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Lewis, 60, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1872
Date of death: 19 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the oesophagus. Perforation of the oesophagus. Diffuse suppuration on left side of neck
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Perforation (Oesophagus); Suppuration (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: For six months this man had had increasing difficulty of swallowing, so that for three months past he had not swallowed anything solid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Oesophagus, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

James Riley, 13, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1872
Date of death: 9 Nov 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of vertebra. Psoas abscess (double). Lardaceous disease. Pyaemia. (Pleurisy)
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic);Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This boy was admitted with angular curvature of the spine in the dorsal region of ten years duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, muscles, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Rogers, 69, Single

Occupation or role: Single
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Oct 1872
Date of death: 27 Oct 1872
Disease (transcribed): Fall from staircase. Fractured forearms. Intracranial extravasation
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Arm); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient fell down a staircase and was found in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, hernia and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Lippiatt, 30, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1872
Date of death: 4 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal cord. Paraplegia. Bedsores
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spinal cord); Paraplegia (Brain); Pressure ulcer (Skin)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: Eighteen months before admission the patient began to lose power in the right leg and subsequently in the left. Six weeks ago he took to his bed and three weeks ago began to pass water involuntarily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, cranium and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

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