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Ellen Kelley, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1846
Date of death: 06 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of lungs with consolidation. Diseased heart. Endocarditis. Kidneys mottled. Tubercles in subperitoneal cellular tissue
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Lung); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient reported that she had enjoyed good health up to three years ago, when she lost a large quantity of blood by vomiting, and since that time had been rather weak and had suffered at intervals from palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Phillips, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1841
Date of death: 30 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Mottled appearance of the kidneys. Anaemia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Anaemia
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Whitchurch, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1841
Date of death: 31 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the left ventricle. Effusion of blood in pleura and pericardium. Liver granular. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Effusion (Pleura, pericardium); Disease (Liver); Ascites (Peritoneum)
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Williams, 44, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1853
Date of death: 17 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Peritonitis. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man presented a remarkably sallow cachectic aspect, with a slight tinge of yellow on the skin.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and 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

Owen Oakshott, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Recent lymph in right pleural sac and abdominal cavity and pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted originally in January stating that his legs had swelled for three or four months and he complained of cough, tightness of the chest and palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

James King, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1850
Date of death: 2 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dysentery. Ulceration of colon. Perforation? Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Dysentery (Intestines); Ulcer (Colon); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: When admitted the patient was not able to give an account of himself. His wife stated that his illness had begun five weeks before which had confined him to bed where he became delirious.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

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

Elizabeth Rivett, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1841
Date of death: 5 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of the intestine in the reduction of a hernia
Disease (standardised): Hernia; Rupture (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Benson, 43, Literary man

Occupation or role: Literary man
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 26 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fibrinous effusions into peritoneal and pleural cavities. Diseased kidneys and spleen with old pleural adhesions. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Fibrin (Abdomen); Fibrin (Pleura); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Spleen); Adhesions (Pleura); Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted complaining of rheumatism of a subacute form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium and blood
Type of incident: n/a

William Dunford, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1841
Date of death: 16 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular phthisis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs)
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, abdomen

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

Mary Platt, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1841
Date of death: 17 Jul 1841
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis after operation for strangulated hernia
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia; Operation
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Bailey, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1849
Date of death: 23 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess on the right side of the pelvic cavity, behind the uterus
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Abdomen)
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 stated that having been confined at a lying-in hospital about 7 weeks before her admission, & having had an easy labour, & no flooding, she was suddenly seized in a few days after with violent pain, chiefly across the lower part of the abdomen, followed by diarrhoea which had continued ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Oliver, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extensive peritoneal tuberculosis. Tubercles in the lungs, in the subpleural areolar tissue & in the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Peritoneum, lungs, kidneys)
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 lad, who presented a very cachectic appearance, stated that he had suffered form diarrhoea for about a month, it having latterly become so urgent, that every thing he ate passed t hrough him, in about ¼ hour. He had never passed any blood. Latterly he had become considerably emaciated, but complained of no cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Etherington, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jan 1846
Date of death: 18 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions of right lung. Pleurisy and pneumonia on left side. Scirrhous ulceration of uterus and vagina spreading to bladder. Circumscribed abscess in pelvis communicating with rectum. Left ovary converted into a cyst.
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Cancer (Uterus, Vagina, Bladder); Ulcer (Uterus, Vagina, Bladder); Abscess (Pelvis, Rectum);Cysts (Ovary)
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 was admitted with symptoms of uterine disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Draper, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1841
Date of death: 19 Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of lung, liver and uterus
Disease (standardised): Encephalitis (Lungs, liver, uterus)
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Wright, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Aug 1841
Date of death: 26 Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercles. Circumscribed hepatization of the lung
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatization (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had, some 3 weeks back, suffered from a very severe attack of haemoptysis; it was reckoned that he lost during the attack about 6 pints of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Penson, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1847
Date of death: 03 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Colloid cancer of stomach. Malignant tubercles in sub-peritoneal cellular tissue. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great suffering and depression, unwilling or unable to enter into a detailed account of her illness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Pack, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 48
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1854
Date of death: 5 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Cirrhosis of liver. Chronic peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Fibrosis (Liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry and Holmes, Timothy
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient stated that after having ‘brain fever’ 23 years ago he had enjoyed remarkably good health until the last 8 months, and that he had been a man of temperate habits’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

John Ireland, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1841
Date of death: 26 Aug 1841
Disease (transcribed): Effusion into the left pleura. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Vegetations of the valves. Thickening of peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Blood vessels); Disease (Peritoneum)
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, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Keys, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1852
Date of death: 13 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Old pleural adhesions on the right side
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This patient was admitted under the care of the surgeon complaining that he had had pain at the lower part of the abdomen and inability to pass his urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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