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John Robins, 18, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1874
Date of death: 5 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the base of the skull, of the ribs, and of the pelvis. Rupture of the liver
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Ribs); Fracture (Pelvis); Rupture (Liver)
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 fell about twenty feet from a scaffold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, brain, pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys and bones
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Mary Jones, 39, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1874
Date of death: 16 Nov 1874
Disease (transcribed): Wound of knee-joint. Cirrhosis of liver. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Wound (Knee); Cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
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 woman had been in the Hospital a few days before with a fracture of the left patella. She stated that she fell down and cut her left knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Michael Curtin, 5 days, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5 days
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1874
Date of death: 27 May 1874
Disease (transcribed): Imperforate rectum. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Imperforate (Rectum); Exhaustion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: Since its birth five days before, this child had passed neither urine or faeces. It was a small weak looking child and not well developed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Pillage, 74, House keeper

Occupation or role: House keeper
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1873
Date of death: 14 Mar 1873
Disease (transcribed): Caseous pneumonia. Granular kidneys. Prolapsus ani
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Prolapsed (Anal canal)
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 stated that she had suffered from prolapsus ani for the last thirty years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Beckett, 29, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1873
Date of death: 30 Apr 1873
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the rectum. Colotomy. Caries of temporal bone
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Colotomy (Intestines); Caries (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Rouse, James
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: This patient had suffered from diarrhoea for the last four or five months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, intestines, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Files, 61, Governess

Occupation or role: Governess
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec 1871
Date of death: 1 Mar 1872
Disease (transcribed): Bedsores. Abscess in muscles of thigh. Tubercles. Lardaceous disease
Disease (standardised): Pressure ulcer (Skin); Abscess (Leg); Tuberculosis (Lung); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (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: Nine months before admission this patient began to lose power over the lower limbs and bladder, and she gave an incoherent account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, muscles, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Benjamin Lewis, 60, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Dec 1872
Date of death: 19 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Epithelioma of the oesophagus. Perforation of the oesophagus. Diffuse suppuration on left side of neck
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Oesophagus); Perforation (Oesophagus); Suppuration (Neck)
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: For six months this man had had increasing difficulty of swallowing, so that for three months past he had not swallowed anything solid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Oesophagus, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Foster, 60, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1872
Date of death: 18 Dec 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of ileum. Abscess of thigh. Peritonitis (pyaemia?). Peritoneal carcinoma (encephaloid). Cancer of liver
Disease (standardised): Caries (Hip); Abscess (Leg); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Sepsis (Systemic); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Liver)
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: When admitted this patient had noticed a swelling of the left thigh. No injury was known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, organs of generation, bones and joints
Type of incident: n/a

James Riley, 13, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1872
Date of death: 9 Nov 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries of vertebra. Psoas abscess (double). Lardaceous disease. Pyaemia. (Pleurisy)
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Sepsis (Systemic);Pleurisy (Pleura)
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 boy was admitted with angular curvature of the spine in the dorsal region of ten years duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, muscles, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

George Boyle, 61, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1871
Date of death: 17 Jan 1872
Disease (transcribed): Superficial abscess in back of neck (remains of a carbuncle). Erysipelas. Hydatid cyst in liver
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Carbuncle (Neck); Erysipelas (Skin); Echinococcosis (Liver)
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 was admitted for a carbuncle on the nape of the neck which was discharging freely through several openings.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Rosabella Link, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Mar 1871
Date of death: 23 Mar 1871
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of rectum. Peritonitis. Caries of skull
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Caries (Skull)

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: 'Nine years ago she had syphilis, and has since had rupial sores, sore throat, & caries of sagittal maxilla, the hair has also fallen out. Four years ago [she] first began to suffer from confined bowels & increasing difficulty of passing motions’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, organs of generation

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Clarke, 66, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1869
Date of death: 8 Jan 1870
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid Cancer of the Peritoneum, spreading to the Liver and Kidneys. Bronchitis. Femoral Hernia.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen, Liver, Kidney); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung); Hernia (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 gave various accounts of herself but it seemed probable that in January 1869 she was operated on for a strangulated inguinal hernia, which was followed by sloughing of the bowel and the formation of an abscess.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen, kidneys, pancreas and hernia
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Small, 43, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1870
Date of death: 6 Sep 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia (right). Operation. Adhesions in the pelvis of the strangulated bowel. Rupture of the adhesions and gut. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Adhesions (Intestines); Rupture (Intestines); 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 had a right femoral rupture for fourteen years, following (in the first instance) a confinement.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Plurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, peritoneum and intestines
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Day, 37, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1870
Date of death: 10 Jun 1870
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the thoracic lumbar and inguinal glands and liver and kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Lymph nodes); Cancer (Liver); Cancer (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: The patient had noticed a lump in the right groin, with swelling of the right lower extremity for two months. There was no history of cancer in the family.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, head, liver, spleen, kidneys, glands and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Purchase, 33, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1870
Date of death: 25 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Syphilitic affection of the larynx and liver. Nephritis.
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Syphilis (Larynx, Liver); Nephritis (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: The patient had contracted syphilis ten years before. Two years before admission, ulceration of the throat commenced which had never healed and a tumour on the side of the neck.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, larynx, spleen, kidneys, bladder and liver
Type of incident: n/a

John Carsten, 28, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1868
Date of death: 4 Mar 1869
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous abscesses. Amyloid degeneration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Indeterminate); Abscess (Indeterminate); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Seven months before admission she noticed swelling in the left side of the neck and abscesses formed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Cullen, 50, Sawyer

Occupation or role: Sawyer
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1869
Date of death: 6 Dec 1869
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Suicide?

Matilda Halmkin, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1869
Date of death: 14 Jun 1869
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of rectum
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: Three years ago the catamenia stopped and she noticed great pain in passing faeces and discharge of blood from the rectum.
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

Sarah Bennett, 27, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Apr 1868
Date of death: 26 Sep 1868
Disease (transcribed): Syphilis? Fibro-cellular tumour of labia. Amyloid degeneration of kidney and intestines.
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Systemic); Tumour (Labia); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
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 who had been in the physicians ward was transferred to the surgeons with an apparently hypertrophy of the labia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Daniel McCarthy, 20, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1868
Date of death: 29 Aug 1868
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation of caecum. Perforation of gut. Peritonitis. Cyst of mesentery containing purulent fluid.
Disease (standardised): Dilatation (Intestines); Perforation (Gastrointestinal tract); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Cysts (Mesentery)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: This patient complained of inability to pass urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Hollis, 16, General servant

Occupation or role: General servant
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Oct 1867
Date of death: 18 Nov 1867
Disease (transcribed): Caries of spine. Psoas abscess. Amyloid degeneration
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscle); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: About eighteen months ago the patient noticed a swelling in the right thigh which burst ten months later. Four months ago she noticed a swelling in the left thigh which was opened.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Govier, 52, Waiter

Occupation or role: Waiter
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1867
Date of death: 25 Oct 1867
Disease (transcribed): Necrosis of sacrum. Amyloid disease
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Spine); Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Spleen); 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: This patient had been in the physicians wards with sciatica. Last November he slipped down and fell on to the nates. Ten days after a slight swelling came on.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Alexander George Ritchie, [No age stated], Engraver

Occupation or role: Engraver
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jul 1867
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat
Disease (standardised): Cut (Throat)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: Not entered
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Not examined
Type of incident: Suicide

Benjamin Thomas, 32, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1865
Date of death: 4 Feb 1866
Disease (transcribed): Amyloid disease in consequence of disease of pelvis
Disease (standardised): Amyloidosis (Liver); Amyloidosis (Kidney); Amyloidosis (Spleen); Disease (Pelvis)
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: This man was admitted ten months previously with a large fluctuating swelling in the left inguinal region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pelvis, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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