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Jane Cox, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1845
Date of death: 15 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp. Extravasations of blood, both in the cavity of the arachnoid, and in the structure of the brain. Fracture of external malleolus with suppuration in joint and in the neighbourhood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Extravasation (Brain); Fracture (Ankle); Suppuration (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted, this patient presented the usual symptoms of concussion and a lacerated scalp wound on the back part of the head. The symptoms of concussion were complicated by those of intoxication, as it was subsequently ascertained that she had drunk a considerable quantity before meeting with her accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

George Beal , 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1844
Date of death: 30 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the membranes of the Brain; slight fracture at the base of the skull. Compound fracture of the thigh, with extensive laceration of the soft parts.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain ); Fracture (Skull); Fracture (Leg); Laceration (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: Mr Tatum wanted to perform am amputation of the leg but the patient would not give his consent. The accident had been caused by a fall from a tree whilst engaged in birds nesting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and right thigh
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Ellen Gough, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1871
Date of death: 7 May 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull)

Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'Not examined’

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Henry Senfield, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 27 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Bronchitis. Pneumonia. Peculiar growths connected with the intervertebral cartilage and by this projection pressing upon the spinal marrow.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Tumour (Spine)
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 a complete loss of all power over the lower extremities, the sensation remaining perfect. He attributed it to a strain in the back about 30 months previously whilst drawing a heavy carriage out of the coach house.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and spinal cord
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Ford, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1842
Date of death: 14 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the Ribs. Emphysema. Extensive contusions and effusion of blood.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Emphysema (Lung); Contusions (Indeterminate)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
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: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Burt, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1844
Date of death: 25 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the cranium and depression of bone. Trephined. Fatal Meningitis.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Trephining (Skull); Meningitis (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The man had received a blow on the head from a quoit thrown a distance of about seventeen yards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Jane Wood, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1845
Date of death: 6 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles, for the greater part, in the lower lobes of the lungs, the upper lobes being comparatively free from this disease. Red hepatisation of the pulmonary structure. Empyema. Left arytenoid-epiglottic ligament containing an abscess, right one thickened
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Empyema (Lungs); Abscess (Larynx)

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 she had for many years been subject to winter cough, which she never got rid of till the succeeding summer. That during the last five years she has occasionally had slight haemoptysis, and that this occurrence has become much more frequent of late’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John George Pratt, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive laceration of the right lung with a large extravasation of blood into the cavity of the pleura. Separation of several cartilages of the ribs, right side, from the sternum. Rupture of the liver. Fracture of arm & leg
Disease (standardised): Laceration (Lungs); Extravasation (Lungs); Separation (Chest); Rupture (Liver); Fracture (Arm, leg)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was perfectly sensible when admitted, but presented ex-sanguine features and scarcely any pulse. He died after having been in the hospital an hour, having never rallied in any degree from his state of collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left superior extremity, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Flora Farmer, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1870
Date of death: Brought in dead
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Extensive injury to the brain. Fracture of left femur.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain ); Fracture (Leg)
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 was brought in dead.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones, cranium, cerebrum and pleurae. All the viscera both thoracic and abdominal were natural
Type of incident: n/a

John Verling, 8, Schoolboy

Occupation or role: Schoolboy
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Mar 1870
Date of death: 12 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

John Jordan , 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 February 1844
Date of death: 30 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Psoas Abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Psoas)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
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: The body was not examined, at the request of her friends
Type of incident: n/a

James Watson, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound & fracture of the skull, with extensive laceration of the brain. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp & oedema of the face with inflammation of the cellular tissue of the neck, & oedema of the larynx
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Inflammation (Scalp, neck); Edema (Face, larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Shortly before his admission, this patient was thrown from a cart. When brought to the hospital he was quite insensible and in a state of collapse. There was a small wound at the posterior part of the scalp not exposing the bone, and some blood flowed from the left ear’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

F. William Reinicke, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Congestive pneumonia. Encephaloid disease of kidneys, lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, of a innominate and cellular tissue
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Cancer (Kidney); Cancer (Spine); Cancer (Tissue)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a very weak state complaining principally of pain in the loins. There was also great tenderness over the back and sacrum, numbness of the lower extremities and incontinence of urine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and spinal marrow
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

James Tillett , 47, Plate Layer

Occupation or role: Plate Layer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Mar 1870
Date of death: 10 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Dislocated ankle.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Dislocation (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not herein reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Cooper, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1846
Date of death: 7 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cleft palate operation. Subsequently to which, erysipelas of the head and neck, of which she died.
Disease (standardised): Operation (Jaw); Erysipelas (Head); Erysipelas (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The case is not given as there was no post mortem examination of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined, at the earnest request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

William Dodsworth, 72, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the leg with extensive haemorrhage. Heart dilated. Kidneys granular. Coagula in the heart, very small and loosely coagulated
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Haemorrhage (Leg); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys)

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 was admitted with a compound fracture of the right leg. The bone was broken in two places and the surrounding parts were much contused’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, stump

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Miles, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1846
Date of death: 6 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the neck of the humerus. Diffuse cellular inflammation of both arms. Extensive hepatisation and congestive pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Arm); Inflammation (Arm); Disease (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: On admission there was immense swelling and an extensive bruise over the right shoulder joint, caused by a fall down a flight of stairs the previous day.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and upper extremities
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne Cook , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1844
Date of death: 13 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Necrosis of frontal bone. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver very large but healthy. A large scrofulous deposit connected with the liver and spleen. Kidneys mottled and mammilated.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Necrosis (Skull); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver, Spleen); Mottled (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a cachectic state with ulcers and varicose veins of the leg.
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

Ezekiel Holt, 43, Brewer

Occupation or role: Brewer
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Feb 1870
Date of death: 5 Mar 1870
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of both bones of the left leg. Exhaustion.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Exhaustion (Systemic)
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 was climbing to the seat of a high waggon when the horses stalled and he fell, the wheels passing over the left leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Bones and joints, pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and intestines
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

John Wilkinson, 9, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Feb 1848
Date of death: 31 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of leg. Secondary abscess in lung and empyema. Pus in sterno-clavicular joints and elbow joint. Pus in femoral vein.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Abscess (Lung); Empyema (Lung); Suppuration (Sterno-clavicular joints); Suppuration (Elbow); Suppuration (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas. Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This boy was admitted with scrofulous disease of the knee joint of four years duration, said to arise from a blow a short time previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Sterno-clavicular joint, thorax, abdomen, stump and superior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Wightman, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: n/a
Date of death: 13 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal marrow. Malignant disease of Testicle and lumbar glands. Inflammation and suppuration of Kidney, Ureter and Bladder.
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spine); Malignancy (Testicle, Lymph Nodes); Inflammation (Kidney, Ureter, Bladder); Suppuration (Kidney, Ureter, Bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
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: Cranium, spinal cord, abdomen and testicle
Type of incident: n/a

Arthur Atteridge, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1843
Date of death: 5 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the pericranium, caries of the cranial bones at some joints. Fatal Laryngitis. Phthisis. Pneumonia. Tubercles in Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Caries (Skull); Laryngitis (Larynx); Tuberculosis (Lung, Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung)
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 was admitted with inflammation of the Pericranium covering the vertex and sides of the skull. The head presented an hydrocephalic appearance.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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