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Maria Snell, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1843
Date of death: 30 Dec 1843
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical Hernia. Operation. Peritonitis with inflammation of the ascending colon and caecum.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from an umbilical hernia for the previous 30 years, which during the last five or six had attained the size of a child’s head. She had been subject to habitual constipation and choliky pains in the abdomen and occasionally inflammation of the bowels. During a fit of coughing on the morning of admission, she experienced a sudden increase in the size of tumour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

James Howard, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Oct 1843
Date of death: 5 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Secondary deposits in the lung following a slight injury of the foot and suppuration in the groin.
Disease (standardised): Injury (Foot); Suppuration (Abdomen); Deposits (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a small abscess on the dorsum of the foot followed by inflamed absorbents. Abscesses formed in the thigh and groin and on the 23rd December he was seized with rigors, vomiting and profuse perspirations and complained of pain in the situation of the lower part of the left lung.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and groin
Type of incident: n/a

Rice Evans, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1845
Date of death: 18 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema, left side. Old adhesions, right side. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side. Heart with atheromatous deposit in the aorta. Old peritonitis. Tubercular matter in kidneys etc
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
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 during the last eight months he had suffered from constant and violent cough, attended by profuse expectoration, and night sweats. That he had lately become extremely shortbreathed and unable to take any exercise, or make the slightest exertion, and that he was in consequence very weak & languid’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Isaac Lass, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 February 1844
Date of death: 2 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy and ascites. Subperitoneal cellular tissue of the liver very much thickened; liver compressed but not otherwise diseased. Mottled Kidneys. Hypertrophy of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Compressed (Liver); Mottled (Kidney); Hypertrophy (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with ascites and anasarca of two months standing apparently dependent upon a diseased state of the kidneys.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Whale, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pneumonia. Old adhesions. Dropsy of pericardium. Heart itself healthy. Old peritonitis. Amputation of toe for scrofulous disease of joint
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Edema (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Amputation (Toe); Scrofulous disease (Toe)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'Ten months before his admission into the hospital, he perceived a slight swelling of the ball of the left great toe, attended with much pain upon walking. Four months afterwards this swelling was punctured and a small quantity of matter discharged.’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Frances Webster, 18, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1845
Date of death: 28 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic pericarditis. Pleurisy & pneumonia in various stages. Partial peritonitis, uniting the liver to the diaphragm. Endocarditis
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Endocarditis (Heart)
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 girl, a thin, cachetic person, whose father is a martyr to rheumatism, stated that ever since the 6th instant she had been ailing & suffering with wandering pains, which became worse on the 13th and accompanied by redness & swelling. That she had a similar attack three years ago on recovering from scarlet fever, but at that time had no pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Troutbeck, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pericarditis. Bicuspid valve thickened. Ascites and dropsy of the extremities. Liver large and puckered, with a peculiar yellow deposit.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Extremities); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted after suffering from palpitations and difficulty breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Bruce, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 5 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema on the left side with purulent infiltration of the lower lobe of the left lung in which were several large cavities containing thick, creamy pus. No tubercular matter in any part of the body. Oedema of the right lung.
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Thorax); Suppuration (Lung); Oedema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ailing about six weeks, suffering chiefly from diarrhoea, with some little dyspnoea and debility, up to three weeks before admission when a cough ensued along with acute pain in the epigastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Austin , 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1844
Date of death: 11 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca and ascites. Thickening of the mitral and aortic valves with enlargement of the Heart. Liver large and gorged with blood.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Oedema (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with great distention of the abdomen and oedema of the lower extremities and a cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Wallace, 70, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1870
Date of death: 11 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Femoral Hernia. Right. Operation. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Operation (Abdomen); 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 been ruptured for 30 years and had sometimes worn a truss.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, peritoneum, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: n/a

Caroline Phillips, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 May 1844
Date of death: 17 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Fluid in both pleura. Disease of Liver and Kidneys – the veins of these organs being blocked up by firm coagula containing in their centre a puriform fluid.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Fluid (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
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 general anasarca and ascites and was in a state of great exhaustion having been brought out of her bed to which she had been confined for eleven weeks previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Lucy Brookes, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Old adhesions. Pneumonia. Fatty liver. Old peritonitis. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the Surgeon’s, but was shortly transferred to the Physicians for symptoms of chest disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Baggett, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 22 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscesses and caries of spine. Caries of the left iliac bone. Dislocation of hip and extensive destruction both of the head of the femur and of the cotyloid cavity. Viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine); Caries (Spine); Caries (Pelvis); Dislocation (Hip); Destruction (Leg)
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: This patient stated that for the last nine months he had been subject to the formation of abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, spine, pelvis and left hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

John Tierney, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1844
Date of death: 27 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Old apoplectic cyst. Enormous distention of the sigmoid flexure of the colon, the consequence of partial obstruction caused by the gut being inverted upon itself. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Brain ); Distention (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins and left hypogastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Baker, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 May 1845
Date of death: 17 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Red & gray hepatisation running on in several places to suppuration & forming circumscribed abscesses. Bronchitis. Cavities of heart dilated with atrophy of their walls, the muscular structure of which was soft. Old peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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, a stout man, stated that for the last five or six years he had suffered from winter cough which usually left him at the beginning of summer. That during last winter his cough returned as usual, but that he had nothing to complain of till the 3rd of May when he was taken with rigors and acute cutting pain just below the nipple on the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Shocknesey, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Nov 1843
Date of death: 9 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of pleura, lungs and pericardium. Slight inflammation of the peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pleura, Lungs, Heart); Inflammation (Abdomen)
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 had come into the Hospital with an eruption of syphilitic Rupia and had shortly afterwards suffered from an attack of Idiopathic Erysepelas.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Miller, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1845
Date of death: 17 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated, without hypertrophy. Kidneys mottled & granular. Dropsy. Fluid in pleura. Consolidation of a portion of left lung. Large quantities of serum & lymph in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of great pain and swelling in the epigastrium, which had been gradually coming on during the last six months, of palpitation of the heart, & of anasarca of the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Edgler, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 25 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid disease of brain with extravasation of blood, and softening of the surrounding structure. Other organs healthy in structure. Old adhesions about pleurae, pericardium and peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Adhesions (Pleura); Adhesions (Heart); Adhesions (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: This patient was admitted about five months before this admission, suffering from intense pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Priscilla Reid, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1844
Date of death: 29 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Gangrene senilis. Calcareous and atheromatous deposits in the arteries. Peritonitis. Diseased ovaries.
Disease (standardised): Gangrene (Foot); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with gangrene of the skin over the heel.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Fish, 5 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1845
Date of death: 20 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stone in bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy on both sides. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Lithotomy; Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'George Fish, at 5 ½, admitted into the hospital on the 7th of May. No distinct history of his complaint could be procured, but it was stated that he had had some pain in making water and had been in the habit of pulling his prepuce for four months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Anslow, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 May 1844
Date of death: 30 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous pylorus spreading to the glands. Scirrhous deposits in mesentery.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had enjoyed good health with the exception of slight Dyspeptic complaints, which became very much aggravated three months before and was accompanied by vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Bryers Bullen, 66, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 29 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Anasarca. Colloid cancer of the lesser curvature of the stomach with extensive colloid and encephaloid deposit on the free surface of the peritoneum and in the sub peritoneal cellular tissue. Encephaloid deposit on diaphragm.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Ascites (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Diaphragm)
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 enjoyed excellent health up to six weeks before admission when he began to experience uneasiness in the epigastric region, and to suffer after every meal from flatulent distension.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

James Lucas, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver with effusion of blood & bile into the peritoneum. Fracture of 4th, 5th, & 6th ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient shortly before his admission was knocked down by some horses and the wheel of a carriage passed over his abdomen. Some of the ribs were felt to be fractured upon the side side, and he was in a state of extreme collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sarah Leigh, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Ascites from thickening of the capsule of the liver. Tapping. Erysipelas. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Bleeding; Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (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: 'This patient was stated to have enjoyed very good health up to two years ago, when she suffered from an attack of rheumatic fever, and since that time has always been subject to palpitation on very little bodily exertion. Nine months ago, she was delivered of a fine healthy child, & shortly after her confinement, she suffered from intense pain in the abdomen accompanied by violent diarrhoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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