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Charles Saunders, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 May 1841
Date of death: 28 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Tucker, 59, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1877
Date of death: 18 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Wound of peritoneum; peritonitis. Wound of pericardium and of heart.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Wound (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Holmes, Timothy
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: Nine hours previous to admission this patient, having been worried by his grandchildren laid open his abdomen with a penknife.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, peritoneum and intestinal canal
Type of incident: Suicide

Ellen Moat, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 12 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined'

Type of incident: n/a

Adèle de Gournier, 62, Dressmaker

Occupation or role: Dressmaker
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1905
Date of death: 16 Apr 1905
Disease (transcribed): Morbus renum. Granular kidneys. Enlarged heart. Suprarenal tumour. Depression of cerebral cortex by tumour of skull
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Heart); Tumour (Kidneys); Tumour (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical examination performed by: Symes-Thompson, Henry Edmund
Post mortem examination performed by: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical notes: 'The patient was admitted to the hospital complaining of kidney disease. Her previous history was devoid of important incidents, medically speaking; she had worked hard as a dressmaker in London for the last 25 years of her life’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, brain, spinal cord, joints

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Clint, Commercial traveller

Occupation or role: Commercial traveller
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1871
Date of death: 10 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Emphysema of lungs. Dilated heart. Cheesy deposits in kidneys. Enlarged prostate. Cystitis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Deposit (Kidneys); Disease (Prostate); Cystitis (Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had suffered from severe epigastric pain for about a fortnight. At the same time his urine dribbled away from him. He had been very sick’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Hanks, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1853
Date of death: 6 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Vegetations on the aortic semilunar valves. Fibrinous deposit in the spleen and kidneys
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Fibrin (Spleen); Fibrin (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman stated that she had been ill five weeks. She was then seized by pain in the left side passing across the epigastrium and up the sternum with shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Catherine Weller, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1847
Date of death: 21 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Disease (hypertrophy) of the heart? Mottled kidneys?
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The body of the patient having been removed without examination, no history of the case is recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Sewry, 37, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1881
Date of death: 25 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Continued fever. Fatty heart
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'Nothing could be gathered from his friends & relations beyond that he had been severely ill for 7 or 8 days & delirious for the last 48 hours'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines

Type of incident: n/a

Frank Kennedy, 37, Mason

Occupation or role: Mason
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1896
Date of death: 8 Apr 1897
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the thoracic eroding spine
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen
Illustrations: Yes
Type of incident: n/a

Julia Miller, 8, [Child of] Shoemaker

Occupation or role: [Child of] Shoemaker
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Dec 1887
Date of death: 15 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Endocarditis. Pericarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'She came into the hospital again December 14, 1887. She looked better than when she left the hospital. Her temperature was normal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, heart, pericardium, lungs, liver, kidneys, spleen, brain
s
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Tarbox, 24, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1887
Date of death: 3 Apr 1887
Disease (transcribed): Mitral stenosis. Cerebral softening. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stenosis (Heart); Softening (Brain); Stroke (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Slater, Charles
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'The patient had had no illness since she had measles when quite young. There was no history of rheumatism. 4 years ago she had been severely frightened by a fellow servant threatening to kill her & since then she states that she has suffered from severe palpitations'

Illustrations: No
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Sebourne, 45, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1916
Date of death: 1 May 1916
Disease (transcribed): Cerebro-spinal meningitis with pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain, Spinal cord); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Jex-Blake, Arthur John
Medical examination performed by: Sparrow, Hugh Gordon
Post mortem examination performed by: Trevor, Robert Salusbury
Medical notes: She had irritability, drowsiness and vomiting off and on all day on April 29th. An eruption had appeared all over the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, larynx, thyroid, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, gullet and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Robinson, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1847
Date of death: 20 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy. Vomicae and tubercles of both lungs with pneumonia and condensation of pulmonary structure. Oedema of leg and thigh with inflammation of femoral and other veins.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Oedema (Leg); Inflammation (Veins); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hills, 42, Watchman

Occupation or role: Watchman
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Mar 1877
Date of death: 16 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Pneumonia. Bronchitis. Cardiac hypertrophy and dilatation.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient dated the swelling of the legs from a month before admission, and the cough and dyspnoea from a fortnight previously. He was accustomed to taking about three pints of beer and a glass of spirits daily.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and peritoneum
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Langley, 42, Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Apr 1864
Date of death: 7 Apr 1864
Disease (transcribed): Disease of heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Medical notes: 'This was a case of sudden death occurring the day after the patient’s admission. She was a woman of sallow, almost jaundiced, complexion and had been out of health for more than three months. She ‘caught cold’ at Christmas and begun to cough and to lose strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Henry Wise, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1849
Date of death: 10 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Extravasation of blood in the third & fourth ventricles. Heart hypertrophied. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Extravasation (Heart); Disease (Heart, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was brought to the hospital in a stated of complete unconsciousness. His friends stated that he had been complaining of headache & giddiness for 3 or 4 days previous, but had been able to continue at work till just before his admission, when he complained that the pain had become much more severe; he then began to scream out, became delirious and struggled a a good deal, after which he soon became insensible, and was immediately brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Eatwell, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1852
Date of death: 21 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Bronchitis. White patch upon the heart. Gangrenous state of inside of the cheek with thickening of the tonsils from the use of mercury apparently
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Gangrene (Cheek);Thickening (Palatine tonsil)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The mother said he had been ailing ever since Christmas but did not know what was the matter with him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, pharynx and mouth
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah French, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1842
Date of death: 21 Dec 1842
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Old pericarditis. Valves thickened. Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Head, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1854
Date of death: 3 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phagadaena. Ulceration of a wound of leg. Pleurisy. Secondary deposits in lung. Inflammation of pulmonary vein
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Wound (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Deposit (Lung); Inflammation (Blood vessels);
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, whose appearance was tolerably healthy & habits, as far as was known, temperate, was admitted on account of a lacerated wound of the leg (caused by striking it against the step of an omnibus)’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: Trauma / accident

James J. Elmore, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1871
Date of death: 7 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)

Admitted under the care of: Wadham, William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This man had suffered for three months from abdominal pain, cough & dyspnoea. Shortly before admission his legs swelled. There was no history of previous rheumatism’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Caunt, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1851
Date of death: 6 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys which were greatly enlarged, mottled, smooth & having their cortical part infiltrated by a light yellow deposit. Enlarged heart with ‘granulations’ on the margins of the aortic valves. One of the flaps of this valve was greatly enlarged & broader than the others. Peritonitis. Pleural effusions
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart, lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Effusion (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man gave no very distinct account of the commencement of his symptoms. He had been ailing 10 months, had felt weak, & perspired very much, and had now been obliged to keep his bed for 2 months. Had had shortness of breath but no beating of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Stubbles, 42, Railway porter

Occupation or role: Railway porter
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1881
Date of death: 23 Mar 1881
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the heart valves
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Myers, Arthur Thomas
Medical notes: 'He has never had rheumatism or any serious illness: no alcoholism, no syphilis. He first noticed palpitation, & shortness of breath 2 or 3 years ago & was put by the railway company which he served on light duty. No polyuria. Transitory oedema of the feet first noticed in July 1880'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Coles, 35, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1877
Date of death: 15 Mar 1877
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical examination performed by: Owen, Herbert Isambard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ewart, William
Medical notes: The patient stated that in December he felt chilly and began to cough. The cough increased with dyspnoea and expectoration then diminished. During the first week only he had shivering and night sweats.

Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, bronchi, pericardium, heart, liver, kidneys and spleen
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Coles, 13, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1891
Date of death: 21 Mar 1891
Disease (transcribed): Mitral reflux. Pericardial effusion. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Lee
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This boy was sent here from the Victoria Hospital for Children (the wards of which were being closed). He had been there for ten weeks, and, it was said, was admitted with his first attack of rheumatism'
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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