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Mary Turner, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 16 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Partial, lobular grey hepatisation of the apices of both lungs. Dilatation with thinning of the left ventricle. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side, with atheroma in aorta. Gall stones. Granular kidneys. Fibrous tumours in uterus
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Gallstone (Gall bladder); Disease (Kidneys); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted for inflammation of the eye, but immediately transferred to the care of the physician. When the physician saw her, she was in a dying condition, unable to give a distinct account of herself and unfit to undergo any examination. She died in the course of the evening’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Isaacs, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1846
Date of death: 21 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Mania. Cut throat. Inflammation of sub mucous tissues of larynx. Pleurisy. Extensive inflammation and gangrene of arms.
Disease (standardised): Bipolar Disorder; Wound (Throat); Inflammation (Larynx); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Arm); Gangrene (Arm)
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: The patient was first admitted on March 25th under Mr Cutler’s care in a state of collapse, insensible and with several small superficial wounds of the throat which had been inflicted by himself a short time before admission. He was re-admitted having again cut his throat.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen and superior extremities
Type of incident: Suicide

John Stevens, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 30 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Haemoptysis. Scrofulous Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At his admission he had a cough with purulent expectoration tinged with blood; there was considerable difficulty of breathing with severe pain extending across the chest and down the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Wallis, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic affection of the bladder, ureter etc. with mottling & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Large foul abscess in the left loin & extensing along the psoas, into the groin. Recent pleurisy & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder, ureter, kidneys); Abscess (Loin, groin); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This person had attended the hospital occasionally for many years past, and had been in the habit of having catheters introduced as an out-patient. When he applied in the 9th of April he was suffering from the usual symptoms of retention of urine and stated that he had not passed any water for twenty four hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Strangeman, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1846
Date of death: 21 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the posterior mediastinum enveloping the large vessels, trachea, bronchi and oesophagus and spreading to the structure of the left lung, mucous membrane of trachea and bronchi contaminated. Other organs healthy. Old adhesions
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Thoracic cavity); Cancer (Trachea); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry. Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: From the account given by this patient it appeared that last December a swelling about the size of a marble formed in the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Goodwin, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1845
Date of death: 13 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled and granular. Brain wet. Fluid in pleurae. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. No anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Brain, Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
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 could give but an imperfect account of his case. It appeared however from the evidence of the friends that he had been under treatment during the last two or three months for pain in the loins, for which he had been cupped. That he had never had dropsy. That the day before, and on the morning of admission, he had had fits, during which he was violently convulsed, foamed at the mouth, and bit his tongue severely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Appleton, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 20 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
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: 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

Rowena Boddy , 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 February 1844
Date of death: 28 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid disease of the ovary. Dropsy. Seropurulent effusion in the cavity of the right pleura. Laryngitis with effusion in the sub mucous cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Fungoid disease (Ovary); Oedema (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Effusion (Pleura)
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 dropsy of the abdomen and oedema of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Senfield, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 27 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Peculiar growths connected with the intervertebral cartilage and by this projection pressing upon the spinal marrow.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tumour (Spine)
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 a complete loss of all power over the lower extremities, the sensation remaining perfect. He attributed it to a strain in the back about 30 months previously whilst drawing a heavy carriage out of the coach house.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

William Rouse, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 12 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with old & recent pleurisy. Lungs congested. Heart dilated. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines); 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: 'This patient was admitted in a partial state of collapse, stating that he had suffered from cough for months, and had frequent haemoptysis. He was too weak to undergo a stethoscopic examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

n/a Hampton, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 11 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Partial pneumonia. Hypertrophy of heart with slight thickening of valves. Kidneys mottled & granular
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 he had been out of health for some time. That he had suffered much from dyspeptic symptoms, pain in the head and epigastrium, with occasional cramps in the legs and other parts’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Flora Macdonald, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 17 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large scrofulous abscesses about neck and axilla. Scrofulous deposit in bronchial glands, upon the surface of the diaphragm, in the glands of the abdomen, in the right kidney, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Recent and old peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Neck); Tuberculosis (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, Ovary);Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: It appeared that during the last year the patient had been suffering from scrofulous abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Capon, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 28 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous disease of the Pharynx and Oesophagus. Fibrous tumour of the Uterus.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pharynx); Cancer (Oesophagus); Tumour (Uterus)
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 in a state of extreme emaciation depending upon a disease of the oesophagus.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Turner, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1856
Date of death: 27 Apr 1856
Disease (transcribed): Laryngotomy. Oedema and sloughing of fauces in salivation
Disease (standardised): Laryngotomy (Larynx); Oedema (Pharynx); Sloughing (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas. Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been under the case of a medical man about a month before his admission on account of inflammation of the lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lane, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight congestion of brain. Miliary tubercles in lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys & small intestines. Scrofulous deposit in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue of the broad ligament. Old and extensive adhesions in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines); Deposit (Pelvis); Adhesions (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: 'On applying for admission, this girl appeared to be half stupid & obstinate, refused for some time to answer questions, and looked about her with a vacant gaze. Her friends stated that she had been subject to fits for many years, and three weeks ago, had one accompanied by screaming and convulsions, and since that time had been in her present mood. That these fits used frequently to occur three or four times a week. That the reason which induced them to bring her to the hospital, was the annoyance she experienced from an incessant cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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

Henry Weaver, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1846
Date of death: 17 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema, right side. Two large cavities, resembling vomicae, in lower lobe of right lung. Cretaceous deposit in apex of left, hepatisation of lower left lobe. Recent pericarditis and endocarditis. Hypertrophy of liver.
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); 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: This patient stated that he had an attack of acute rheumatism three years ago. Seven weeks before admission he had an attack of pleurisy on the right side, and from that time he had never been well.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Twining, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles, without vomicae, in the lungs. Recent pleurisy. Old adhesions. Red hepatisation of both lungs. Larynx ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx)
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 eight months previous to admission, he caught cold, lost his voice, and began to cough. That up to that time he had enjoyed excellent health, but that since that time, he had constantly been annoyed by a short, hacking cough and sore throat’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Ford, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1842
Date of death: 14 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the Ribs. Emphysema. Extensive contusions and effusion of blood.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Emphysema (Lung); Contusions (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Sirett, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1846
Date of death: 9 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Oedema of scalp. Congestion of brain. Effusion of fluid in sub arachnoid tissue. Puriform lymph in the pleurae and in the peritoneum. Lungs loaded with frothy serum. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Oedema (Head); Congestion (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen);Serum (Lungs) ; Disease (Heat)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a contused scalp wound on the upper and back part of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Stubbs, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1844
Date of death: 9 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Abscess in neck opening into the internal jugular vein. Bloody fluid in both pleurae and in the pericardium. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophical, with a small, unhealthy coagulum in its right auricle
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Abscess (Neck); Disease (Lungs, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The account this patient gave was that about a year ago he began to perceive palpitations of the heart, & was troubled with constant pain in the head, & occasional nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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 Wood, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles, for the greater part, in the lower lobes of the lungs, the upper lobes being comparatively free from this disease. Red hepatisation of the pulmonary structure. Empyema. Left arytenoid-epiglottic ligament containing an abscess, right one thickened
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs); Abscess (Larynx)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Stated that she had for many years been subject to winter cough, which she never got rid of till the succeeding summer. That during the last five years she has occasionally had slight haemoptysis, and that this occurrence has become much more frequent of late’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, 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

Henry Hooker, 51, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1851
Date of death: 21 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Large stone in bladder. Lithotrity. Inflammation of bladder & urethra, with an ulcerated opening in the front part of the latter, & a foul abscess. Inflammation of right kidney etc. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Partial softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Operation (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, urethra, kidneys); Abscess (Urethra); Pneumonia (Lungs); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was a shoemaker & a native of Kent, was admitted with symptoms of stone in the bladder, there being slight pain in the perineum particularly after the evacuation of the urine, & occasional attacks of retention which he stated to be invariable preceded by the passage of blood with the water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, urethra, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

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