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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

Maria Snell, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1843
Date of death: 30 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical Hernia. Operation. Peritonitis with inflammation of the ascending colon and caecum.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from an umbilical hernia for the previous 30 years, which during the last five or six had attained the size of a child’s head. She had been subject to habitual constipation and choliky pains in the abdomen and occasionally inflammation of the bowels. During a fit of coughing on the morning of admission, she experienced a sudden increase in the size of tumour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Morrison, 23, Traveller

Occupation or role: Traveller
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1862
Date of death: 19 Apr 1862
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Abscess bursting into peritoneal cavity. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Calculi (Bladder); Abscess (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man’s symptoms were on an exceedingly obscure nature. It appeared that he had had some curious symptoms about the bladder for some years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Troutbeck, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Bicuspid valve thickened. Ascites and dropsy of the extremities. Liver large and puckered, with a peculiar yellow deposit.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Extremities); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted after suffering from palpitations and difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Austin , 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1844
Date of death: 11 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites. Thickening of the mitral and aortic valves with enlargement of the Heart. Liver large and gorged with blood.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with great distention of the abdomen and oedema of the lower extremities and a cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Wallace, 70, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1870
Date of death: 11 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia. Right. Operation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: The patient had been ruptured for 30 years and had sometimes worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Phillips, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 May 1844
Date of death: 17 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Fluid in both pleura. Disease of Liver and Kidneys – the veins of these organs being blocked up by firm coagula containing in their centre a puriform fluid.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Fluid (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with general anasarca and ascites and was in a state of great exhaustion having been brought out of her bed to which she had been confined for eleven weeks previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Lucy Brookes, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Fatty liver. Old peritonitis. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the Surgeon’s, but was shortly transferred to the Physicians for symptoms of chest disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Tierney, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1844
Date of death: 27 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Old apoplectic cyst. Enormous distention of the sigmoid flexure of the colon, the consequence of partial obstruction caused by the gut being inverted upon itself. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Brain ); Distention (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins and left hypogastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Priscilla Reid, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1844
Date of death: 29 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene senilis. Calcareous and atheromatous deposits in the arteries. Peritonitis. Diseased ovaries.
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with gangrene of the skin over the heel.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

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

[No name] Macnamara, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: [No gender stated]
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1842
Date of death: 24 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in left pleura. Phthisis. Granular liver. Tubercules in Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Granular (Liver); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Bond, 45, Dealer

Occupation or role: Dealer
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1868
Date of death: 8 Jan 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cirrhosis of liver. Diffuse cellular inflammation of arm. Pyaemia.
Disease (standardised): Cirrhosis (Liver); Inflammation (Arm); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient was pushed down by two policemen on to his left elbow.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Susan Coombes, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1845
Date of death: 12 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Scrofulous deposits about peritoneum. Ulceration of small intestine. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a cough and pain in the chest of about six weeks duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne James, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 6 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very low character. Heart dilated and thin. Other viscera healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins extending up the back to the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Thomas, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1844
Date of death: 14 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Ulceration of the small and large intestine with enlargement and scrofulous deposits in the mesenteric glands. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Deposit (Stomach); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that having always enjoyed very good health, and having always been perfectly regular, the catamenia [menstruation] suddenly ceased about 9 months ago. That she then without any pain, began to get weaker & weaker, and that she had continued gradually wasting up to the present time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Storey, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1844
Date of death: 4 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anaemia. Oedema of lungs at back part. Viscera healthy. Gall bladder divided into two sacculi, one of which contained two calculi and some inspissated bile, the other a colourless fluid. No coagular of blood.
Disease (standardised): Anaemia (Systemic); Oedema (Lung); Divided (Gallbladder); Calculi (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of a constant sensation of sickness and occasional vomiting of a greenish fluid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hewett, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1844
Date of death: 10 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Slight Peritonitis. Effusion of lymph on mucous surface of intestine. Peculiar condition of hernial sac.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Effusion (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been subject to a femoral hernia for many years. It had not been down for many years until the 6th when it descended and could not be returned.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and hernial sac
Type of incident: n/a

William Tooty, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1846
Date of death: 8 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated hernia. The strangulation being produced by the internal abdominal ring, and the hernia not passing down further than the inguinal canal. Gut of a dark colour and covered with fibrine, otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Disease (Gastrointestinal tract)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
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 great depression with a pale, anxious countenance and small pulse. In the right inguinal region was a hernial tumour about the size of the fist.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Robinson, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1844
Date of death: 19 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Abortion. Phlebitis. Diffuse inflammation about Pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Secondary abscesses.
Disease (standardised): Abortion (Uterus); Phlebitis (Veins); Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Abscess (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with symptoms of acute abdominal inflammation which had commenced about three weeks before after a miscarriage of a child.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and axilla
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Blackshaw, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1844
Date of death: 14 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic inflammation of the rectum and neighbouring parts, with ulceration. Chronic inflammation of bladder. Liver fatty
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Rectum, bladder); Ulcer (Rectum, bladder); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that nine years before her admission, she receive ‘an injury’ in the lower part of her back. To this succeeded a discharge from the rectum which continued for twelve months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Gilbert, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jul 1844
Date of death: 2 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Extensive wound of leg. Old adhesion of lungs. Kidneys dwindled. Biliary calculi.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Adhesions (Lung); Dwindled (Kidney); Gallstones (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: On the 24th Jul 18, being run over by a Gentleman’s cabriolet, she received a large lacerated wound at the back of the leg which divided the fascia and exposed the the muscles of the calf.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne Smith, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jul 1846
Date of death: 25 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Omental sac containing a portion of small intestine. Peritonitis of a low character (operation)
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that she had an irreducible umbilical hernia of about the size of a hen’s egg for the last fifteen or sixteen years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Christian , 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jul 1844
Date of death: 6 Aug 1844
Disease (transcribed): Granular disease of kidneys. Left one two ureters. Slight disease of Heart and of capsule of Liver. Ascites and anasarca.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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