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James Gelley, 38, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Pulmonary haemorrhage. Tubercular deposit in the intestines with ulceration of the small & large intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Haemorrhage (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man applied for relief in consequence of diarrhoea, & pain in the stomach from which he had been suffering more than a month. On further enquiry it appeared that he was also subject to cough, had suffered from it more particularly since Xmas, & had spit blood only about a fortnight before his admission. But the cough was not particularly troublesome, & he had no night sweats’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Maria White, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 24 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Tubercular deposit, & ulceration of the intestines. Liver large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Deposit (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Appearing much out of health, with an expression of considerable anxiety, the surface was marked especially the arms with small brownish spots, where she said small sores had been. She was considerably emaciated, but stated that she had no night sweats. She reported that she had been travelling in a 3rd class carriage on 24th December, and during the journey caught so severe a cold that she was unable to articulate when she reached her destination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wood, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 5 Apr 1854
Date of death: 26 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Extensive ulceration of the cacum, colon and rectum (large intestine)
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from looseness of the bowels for 3 weeks before admission, and during that time he had passed much blood by stool’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Mitcham, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied and dilatation of heart. Congested liver and spleen
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Congestion (Liver); Congestion (Spleen)
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 patient, after having suffered more or less from cough all winter, had found his legs began to swell about six weeks before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bibby, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 26 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed pleurisy. Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in lungs. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in left side of 6 weeks’ standings, accompanied by cough & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Ann Shepherd, 28, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Typhus fever. Ulceration of caecum. Ovarian cyst containing brain
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Teratoma (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She had been taken ill with shivering, headache, much thirst and great feeling of weakness and depression.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Harriett Day, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 May 1853
Date of death: 27 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing phagadena. Extensive dilatation of stomach
Disease (standardised): Phagedena (Tissues); Dilatation (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted in a state of extreme collapse, almost like a person in the blue stage of cholera.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

James Sudsbury, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1849
Date of death: 9 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Fistula (Anus)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

William Fraser, 42, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1849
Date of death: 14 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Mitral valve thick & opaque. Scrofulous tubercular deposit in the subperitoneal tissue & substance of liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys &c
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Deposit (Peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, 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: 'An old pensioner who had been at a review on 1st June, when he said he had sweated a great deal & caught fresh cold. He had however had cough 3 weeks, but denied that he was in the habit of perspiring very freely, or that he had ever spit blood. Was complaining of great weakness so as to be unable to sit up in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Mortimer, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 24 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Extravasation of blood in spinal canal & in substance of cord. Brain healthy. Fractured sternum. Congested lungs. Heart atrophied. Intestines distended with flatus. Pelvis of kidneys slightly congested
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, sternum); Extravasation (Spine); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart, intestines, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was at 11am having fallen backwards off a scaffolding from a height of about 9ft & struck the back part of his neck upon a piece of timber laying on the ground below. When picked up he was insensible, but he recovered his consciousness in a few minutes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Dunster, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1855
Date of death: 1 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of the Pharynx and Oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pharynx); Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was a middle-aged woman, who had enjoyed good health till three months before admission when she began to experience difficulty in swallowing which had increased rapidly.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Oesophagus and pharynx, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 25 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Old adhesions on the left side of the chest. Fractured intercostal cartilage corresponding side. Enlarged liver. Kidneys congested & flabby. Serous effusion beneath the arachnoid &c
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Disease (Chest); Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Liver, kidneys, brain)
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 patient was on his first admission placed under the care of the surgeon as he attributed his illness to a kick he had received from a horse on the left side. On examination however it was soon ascertained that although there had been some displacement of one rib from former accident, several years ago, that there were no symptoms referrible to a recent injury, but that he was labouring under some febrile affection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Goldfinch, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1853
Date of death: 6 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid carcinoma of liver
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient applied for admission on account of a pain at the region of the epigastrium with tenderness and swelling.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Layton, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 2 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Chronic ulceration of stomach
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: He had always enjoyed good health until 18 months before admission when he used occasionally to feel twinges of pain in his stomach which became more frequent during the last three months. No vomiting came on until a fortnight before his admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Martin, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1853
Date of death: 8 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the liver. Ascites. Bronchitis. Tumor in uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with dropsy and bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Hitchbell, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1856
Date of death: 2 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Epithelial cancer of the Pharynx
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Pharynx)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted on account of a tumour in the neck and difficulty in swallowing
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Harris, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1853
Date of death: 16 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This young woman had been an inpatient in the hospital some twelve months previously with a haemorrhoidal affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Cruden, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1848
Date of death: 12 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Congestion of liver. Congestion & softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Congestion (Liver, brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with considerable anasarca & ascites. She stated that she had suffered for 2 years past from shortness of breath. Dropsy commenced in the legs 3 months ago, abdomen swelled soon after. [She] had been confined to bed ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Lang, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 12 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Ulcerated epiglottis. Ulcerations of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Abscess (Leg); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Johnson, Henry Charles
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted under the surgeon by some mistake. He had laboured under pulmonary phthisis for about a year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

William Hyatt, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1853
Date of death: 19 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: An emaciated tubercular looking boy who had been ailing for three months past but had more particularly suffered from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Kay, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jul 1849
Date of death: 6 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna. Fluid in ventricles of the brain. Thoracic viscera healthy. Intestinal canals inflamed throughout. Glands large & conspicuous. Liver healthy, gall bladder distended. Bladder empty
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines); Disease (Brain); Inflammation (Intestines)
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 patient had been suffering for two or three days with looseness of the bowels, and was said to have been seized at 11am of the day of his admission with vomiting, purging & cramp’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Lee, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 April 1855
Date of death: 9 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction from band of omentum
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman stated on admission that she was always strong and well until six weeks ago when she caught a bad cold and did not keep within doors long enough, the weather at that time being very severe. She was soon attacked with violent pain in the bowels and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Skipp, 13, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1849
Date of death: 8 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Enlarged bronchial glands. Heart healthy. Extensive ulceration of the small & commencement of the large intestine. Enlarged mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Enlargement (Mesenteric glands)
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 girl had been in the hospital 8 or 9 months previously with dropsy consequent on scarlet fever, from which she had completely recovered before leaving, but she had suffered more or less ever since from diarrhoea. The abdomen had been swelled & very tender for several weeks, and she said the legs had also been swelled, but were not so on admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Murphy, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1849
Date of death: 8 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna. Fluid in the ventricles. Thoracic viscera healthy. Small intestines & stomach inflamed. Mucous glands large & conspicuous. Glands enlarged in great intestine. Urine contained in bladder
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines); Inflammation (Intestines, stomach); Enlargement (Glands)
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 articulo mortis. The account that was brought with him was that he had been seized with purging & vomiting and cramps in the limbs at 2am, that the priest had been sent for at 4 1/2am, who stated that no purging had occurred to his belief since he had been with him, & very little vomiting, and he had passed no water. A doctor was sent for about 9, who was believed to have given laudanum, and recommended his being brought to hospita;’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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