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George Pritson, 29, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1868
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Laceration of lateral sinus. Compression of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Transverse sinuses); Compression (Brain)
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 had fallen off a scaffold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Frior, 46, Ex policeman

Occupation or role: Ex policeman
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jan 1867
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Brought in dead having fallen down in the street.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
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

Charlotte Baxter, 46, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jul 1873
Date of death: 29 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Laryngitis. Tracheotomy. Bronchitis. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea); Bronchitis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart)
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 had been quite well up to the day before when she felt unwell and had some difficulty in breathing which increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, larynx, trachea, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Matilda Copeman, 38, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1872
Date of death: 15 Aug 1872
Disease (transcribed): Cancerous infiltration of glands of axilla. Cancer of lung and pericardium. Pericarditis. Cancer of forearm. Amputation
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Cancer (Arm); Amputation (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Lacy, Charles De Lacy
Medical notes: Sixteen years before admission she severely cut the right forearm and the injury was followed by flexure of fingers and consequent impairment of the use of the hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Edmund Gardner, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Apr 1872
Date of death: 28 Apr 1872
Disease (transcribed): (Ankylosis of knee). Amputation of leg. Calcareous atheroma. Secondary haemorrhage. Exhaustion. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ankylosis (Leg); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Haemorrhage (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic); Disease (Kidney)
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 man came in with disease of the right knee joint of a few years duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Boddy, 47, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1872
Date of death: 8 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of foot. Amputation at thigh. Atheroma. Thrombosis of femoral and common iliac veins. Bedsores
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Amputation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Thrombosis (Veins); 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: This patient a month before admission was suddenly attacked with great pain in the right loin, followed by coldness and pain down the leg and slight swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

William Morris, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Aug 1871
Date of death: 2 Aug 1871
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Atheroma. Strangulated inguinal hernia. Operation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Hernia (Abdomen); Operation

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: 'He had had a rupture 16 years. He wore a truss for 2 years, & then relinquished it, so that none was worn for last 14 years, during which time the bowel frequently came down. July 29 bowel came down after coughing and he could not return it. Bowels had acted that morning, not since’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Blomfield, [No age stated], Horsebreaker

Occupation or role: Horsebreaker
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine. Rupture of left renal artery.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Rupture (Arteries)
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 was brought in to the Hospital dead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

John Martyn, 60, Cabinet Maker

Occupation or role: Cabinet Maker
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1870
Date of death: 21 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fatty Heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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 fallen off some steps in a garden, his right foot sank into the earth, so that as he fell he was twisted outwards. On admission he was found to have a fracture of both malleoli of the right foot, with displacement of the foot outwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and cerebrum
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert Ford, 59, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jun 1869
Date of death: 2 Jul 1869
Disease (transcribed): Intra-capsular fracture of neck of femur. One kidney granular the other containing stone. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Disease (Kidney); Calculi (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: The history given was that a fortnight before he fell and hurt his left hip while in a fit to which he had been subject.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and hip
Type of incident: n/a

William Vidler, 40, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1869
Date of death: 2 Apr 1869
Disease (transcribed): Death from chloroform. Fatty heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Anaesthetic death (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
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 going down into a cellar on a ladder when the lid of the cellar fell and struck him on his left forearm. The arm was set but he came to the hospital two months after the accident to see if the arm could be put in a better position and chloroform was administered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Barnfather, 57, Bus driver

Occupation or role: Bus driver
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1868
Date of death: 9 Jun 1868
Disease (transcribed): Bruising of brain. Blood in arachnoid. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Bruising (Brain); Blood (Brain); Disease (Heart)
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 had fallen off a cart was brought in insensible.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Joseph Frost, 73, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 73
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1868
Date of death: 25 Apr 1868
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation. Morbus cordis. Amyloid kidneys
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Arm); Disease (Heart); Amyloidosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Eight days before admission he was gardening, cut and poisoned his right thumb.

Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Tyrell, 34, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1867
Date of death: 7 May 1867
Disease (transcribed): Fatty heart. Fracture of leg. Pyaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Fracture (Leg); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man was admitted with a simple oblique fracture of both bones of the right leg and the junction of the middle with the lower third. He stated that the accident had occurred through his slipping off the eddge of the kerb stone.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and right leg
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Pearce, 46, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1867
Date of death: 3 Apr 1867
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of thoracic aorta. Traumatic aneurism of femoral ligature. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Aneurysm (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient had for six months previous to his admission noticed a throbbing in the right ham, and he stated that when coming down a ladder about twelve days ago he missed one rung with his right foot and stepped sharply on to the one below. He felt a sharp twinge above the ham at that time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and leg
Type of incident: n/a

John Wear, 30, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1866
Date of death: 18 Jan 1867
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of abdominal aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man stated that four years ago he fell from a height of fifteen feet, injuring his left shoulder. Three years later he had pain in the small of the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Brown, 50, Confectioner

Occupation or role: Confectioner
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1864
Date of death: 18 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull and spine. Perforation of carotid
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull, spine); Perforation (Carotid arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Medical notes: 'The broughman, in which this gentleman was riding, came into violent collision with the pole of an omnibus, which, crashing through the side of the carriage, struck the unfortunate gentleman on the head, he vomited a large quantity of blood immediately, and died in a few seconds’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, spine, trunk

Type of incident: n/a

William Styles, 75, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1863
Date of death: 25 Apr 1863
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene of leg. Disease of blood vessels
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Leg); Disease (Vessels)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: For the last few years he had had a large ulcer over the outer ankle of the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane A Cooper, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1861
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of spine. Laceration of pulmonary artery, branches etc
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient when admitted was quite dead. It appeared that she had been thrown from her horse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Louisa Bourne, 36, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 May 1862
Date of death: 1 Jul 1862
Disease (transcribed): Disease of aorta. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Arteries); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The history that this patient gave of himself was that eighteen months ago, after a severe illness of inflammation of the heart, she noticed a beating in the right clavicular region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Waters, [No age stated], Carman

  • Occupation or role: Carman
    Age: [No age stated]
    Gender: Male
    Date of admission: 9 Oct 1861
    Date of death: 23 Jan 1862
    Disease (transcribed): Fibrinous coagula in the heart, formed during life. Coagulum impacted in femoral artery. Fibrinous block in spleen
    Disease (standardised): Fibrinous coagula (Heart); Coagulum (Arteries); Fibrin (Spleen)
    Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
  • Hewett, Prescott Gardner
    Medical examination performed by: Wadham, William
    Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
    Medical notes: This man was first a patient in the hospital in August 1861 and at that time he had been ill for eleven months. He had at that time oedema of the lower extremities, distended abdomen and dyspnoea.
    Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest, abdomen and femoral artery
    Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Young , 72, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1861
Date of death: 24 Aug 1861
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs and clavicle. Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Clavicle); Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Venning, Edgcombe
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: On admission the patient gave a history that whilst he was standing on a cart he fell off falling upon some sacks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Knight, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1856
Date of death: 28 Jul 1856
Disease (transcribed): Melanosis of the Brain, Heart, Pancreas
Disease (standardised): Melanosis (Brain ); Melanosis (Heart); Melanosis (Pancreas)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was originally admitted on account of tumours in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Collins, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Oct 1850
Date of death: 10 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Hemiplegia. Softening of brain. Occlusion of arteries at base of the brain
Disease (standardised): Hemiplegia (Brain); Softening (Brain); Occlusion (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'Stated to have been previously in the enjoyment of good health, stout & well-made: he suffered from toothache for which two teeth were drawn, on the 19th and almost ever since the paralysis had been coming on. He had had no fit or loss of consciousness but was on admission unable to move the right arm or leg’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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