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Elizabeth Strangeman, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Feb 1846
Date of death: 21 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the posterior mediastinum enveloping the large vessels, trachea, bronchi and oesophagus and spreading to the structure of the left lung, mucous membrane of trachea and bronchi contaminated. Other organs healthy. Old adhesions
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Thoracic cavity); Cancer (Trachea); Cancer (Lung); Cancer (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry. Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: From the account given by this patient it appeared that last December a swelling about the size of a marble formed in the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Wallis, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic affection of the bladder, ureter etc. with mottling & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Large foul abscess in the left loin & extensing along the psoas, into the groin. Recent pleurisy & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder, ureter, kidneys); Abscess (Loin, groin); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This person had attended the hospital occasionally for many years past, and had been in the habit of having catheters introduced as an out-patient. When he applied in the 9th of April he was suffering from the usual symptoms of retention of urine and stated that he had not passed any water for twenty four hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Rowena Boddy , 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 February 1844
Date of death: 28 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid disease of the ovary. Dropsy. Seropurulent effusion in the cavity of the right pleura. Laryngitis with effusion in the sub mucous cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Fungoid disease (Ovary); Oedema (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Effusion (Pleura)
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 dropsy of the abdomen and oedema of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Flora Macdonald, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 17 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large scrofulous abscesses about neck and axilla. Scrofulous deposit in bronchial glands, upon the surface of the diaphragm, in the glands of the abdomen, in the right kidney, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Recent and old peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Neck); Tuberculosis (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, Ovary);Peritonitis (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: It appeared that during the last year the patient had been suffering from scrofulous abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bryning, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1846
Date of death: 15 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Two knuckles of intestine in one sac, separated from each other by a band running across the mouth of the sac. One knuckle of intestine in a state of mortification. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Mortification (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 had suffered from hernia for two or three years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Sirett, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1846
Date of death: 9 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Oedema of scalp. Congestion of brain. Effusion of fluid in sub arachnoid tissue. Puriform lymph in the pleurae and in the peritoneum. Lungs loaded with frothy serum. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Oedema (Head); Congestion (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen);Serum (Lungs) ; Disease (Heat)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a contused scalp wound on the upper and back part of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Unitt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1845
Date of death: 5 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with red & grey hepatisation. Old adhesions. Ascites. Cirrhosis of the liver. Spleen very large & soft
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Spleen)
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 man who had long been accustomed to drink freely, was in the hospital about a year ago suffering from delirium tremens. He stated on admission this time that about two months ago his abdomen began to swell, and had continued gradually to increase in size ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Simpson, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 13 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the uterus and left fallopian tube after parturition. Peritonitis of a low character. Small lacerated wound in anterior part of vagina. Other viscera healthy. Veins healthy.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Uterus); Inflammation (Fallopian tubes); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Wound (Vagina)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was delivered about ten days before admission of a nine months child. The labour lasted sixteen hours during which time she was convulsed and insensible. She remembered nothing of the labour but its commencement.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Jessup, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 25 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Acute Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 complaining of great pain and tenderness of the abdomen with prostration and restlessness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Gillman, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1844
Date of death: 23 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Extensive tubercular deposit in the lungs and in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This man was dead when when brought into the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Molero, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1845
Date of death: 3 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Phlebitis of the veins of the opposite extremity. Slight peritonitis and pleurisy. Lungs gorged at back part & soft in texture. Gut of a dark colour, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation; Phlebitis (Blood vessels); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was admitted on the evening of the 22 of March with a small tumor in the left femoral region, tender to the touch, and accompanied by a constant sense of sickness. The pain extends over the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, hernial sac, thorax, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Geary, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 10 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour in post-peritoneal cellular tissue. Red hepatisation of lungs. Encephaloid disease of mediastinal glands.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Disease (Lung); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient stated that for last three or four months she had been gradually losing her health and strength without any very obvious cause.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Spicer, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1846
Date of death: 9 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis and inflammation of sub arachnoid tissues. Substance of brain congested. Effusion in the lateral ventricles. Congestion of membrane of mastoid cells. Congestive pneumonia. Miliary tubercles. Blood fluid. Peritonitis. Disease of fallopian tubes
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Congestion (Skull); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen);Disease (Fallopian tubes)
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: The patient was admitted in an insensible semicomatose state. It appeared that she was taken with severe rigors followed by vomiting and pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eleanor Rees, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1844
Date of death: 6 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca with mottled degeneration of the kidneys in one of which was a large patch of scrofulous deposit. Pleurisy. Peritonitis. Chronic inflammation of bones of the skull with scrofulous deposits in various parts of these bones
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Skull); Deposit (Skull)
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: 'She stated that she had suffered from headache more or less severe above three years, from swelling of the abdomen, feet and legs during the last 3 months, and that the catamenia [menstruation] had been absent during nearly the same period’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Stotter, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Portion of small intestine strangulated by adhesions in the peritoneum. Old & recent peritonitis. Other organs healthy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Intestines, abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient complained of intense pain in the lower part of the abdomen which came on quite suddenly after dinner, two days previous to admission, accompanied by most distressing vomiting. She stated that she was habitually subject to costiveness, and that about five years since had suffered from an attack which appeared to her to resemble this in every respect, and which was eventually relieved by purging. At that time there was a distinct lump to be felt at the spot where the pain began’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Brown, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1846
Date of death: 5 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Pleurisy and circumscribed empyema. Pneumonia, and great oedema of the lungs. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle, with dilatation of right cavities. Blood semi fluid. Pus in anterior mediastinum.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart);Suppuration (Thorax)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient stated that he had been in good health until he was suddenly seized three days before admission with severe rigors and acute pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Wooley, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis, with tubercular ulceration and perforation of the small intestine with effusion into the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Effusion (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the abdomen accompanied by diarrhoea, which had continued more or less during the whole of the last year. In answer to our questions, he stated that his wife and 7 children had all died of consumption, and that he himself had been annoyed by constant cough & profuse expectoration during a period of 2 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Rosa Day, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 4 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Chronic inflammation of the rectum with stricture, extensive ulceration and sinuses leading with the pelvis and peritoneum. Ulceration of the mucous membrane of the sigmoid flexure. Pedunculated bodies about margins of anus
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Rectum); Constriction (Rectum); Ulcer (Pelvis); Ulcer (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Cysts (Intestines)
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 woman stated that she had suffered for many years from bleeding piles, costive bowels and occasionally severe bearing down pains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Gayleard, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1846
Date of death: 2 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated obturator hernia. Old hernial sac in left groin, issuing through the inguinal canal
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Pelvis); Hernia (Groin)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had had an inguinal hernia on the left side for seven years, and always worn a truss. On March 27th it descended behind the truss and immediately was followed by intense pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Parritt, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1848
Date of death: 8 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Umbilical hernia. Operation. Peritonitis. Suppuration in substance of omentum.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with symptoms of strangulated hernia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Drewett, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1846
Date of death: 1 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of the neck, larynx and anterior mediastinum. Old adhesions of pleurae and pericardium. Pneumonia. Chronic bronchitis. Oedema of lungs. Fibrinous vegetations on valves. Heart enlarged. Kidneys mottled.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Neck, Larynx, Mediastinum); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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: It appeared that during the last eight or ten years the patient had been suffering more or less from chronic cough, and that during the last year his legs had occasionally becomes anasarcous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary A Hughes, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Oct 1842
Date of death: 19 Nov 1842
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Hazell, 15, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 23 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with hepatisation of the lung. Old pleurisy & peritonitis. Ulceration of intestines. Mesenteric glands filled with tubercular matter & very much enlarged
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This lad stated that for the last two months he had been gradually losing flesh, and during the few last days, had suffered greatly from pain in the abdomen. In answer to questions he stated that his bowels had long been very irregular’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Littlejohn, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 20 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic pericarditis. Recent pleurisy and peritonitis. Heart enlarged by hypertrophy. Viscera congested
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Congestion
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This girl’s account, which has since been verified by her father, who is a perfect martyr to rheumatism, both in its acute and chronic form, was that about three months previous to admission, she was in perfect health, and had never suffered from rheumatism, shortness of breath or pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Hutchinson, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 22 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid deposit of liver, and gastro hepatic omentum, and of large intestine. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Encephaloid disease of absorbents and of bronchial glands. Lymphatics of lungs filled, apparently with encephaloid deposit.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver, Omentum, Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Cancer (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of diarrhoea accompanied occasionally by a little blood in the stools.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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