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Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Evans, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Apr 1842
Date of death: 17 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Softening of Heart. Ulceration of Larynx. Tubercles in Kidney.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Larynx); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
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, larynx and abdomen
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

Mary Gosling, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1844
Date of death: 3 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At her admission the patient had been under treatment for a severe pain under the left mamma accompanied with cough and expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Walters, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1846
Date of death: 30 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy and extensive hepatisation of the lung on the left side. Old adhesions on right side. Slight emphysema of both lungs. White patch on heart. Spleen soft and pulpy. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Spleen)
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 in a moribund state, unable to give a collection account of himself. It appeared however from his friends account, that they had lost sight of him for several says and found him four days before admission, lying in a room by himself, quite neglected and suffering from cough, dyspnoea and acute pain.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Foster, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 7 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Partial pleurisy. Pneumonia. Heart very soft with dilated cavities and thin walls.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (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 oedematous swelling of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and 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

Sarah Collins, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 2 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phlebitis after accouchement. Abscess in knee joint and in back. Large slough over sacrum. Kidneys mottled.
Disease (standardised): Phlebitis (Veins); Abscess (Leg); Sloughing (Spine); Disease (Kidney)
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: The patient was confined about a month before admission, the labour having been a very severe one, attended with violent delirium and followed by phlebitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Barrier, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1846
Date of death: 2 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy?
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain )
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: No history of the case is given, in consequence of the removal of the body without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Brown , 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 May 1844
Date of death: 8 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Partial pneumonia. Pericarditis. Calcareous deposit in mesenteric gland.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Calculus (Lymph nodes)
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 in a very low and feeble state with symptoms of fever and no local complication.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Moore, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 17 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Effusion into the left pleura. Infiltration of Tubercular matter. Vomicae. Softening of Heart.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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

Richard Ingham, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1844
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old and recent pleurisy. Heart thin and dilated. Slight atheroma in aorta. Tubercles in intestine and mesenteric gland etc
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines, mesenteric glands)

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: 'Stated that he had for many years been particularly subject to catch cold on slight exposure, and that during the last year & half had been annoyed by a slight tickling cough, unaccompanied by expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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 Groves, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive caries of the dorsal vertebrae with a large scrofulous abscess. Small abscess in kidney. Tubercles in the sub-pleural cellular tissue. Slight ulceration of the pharynx. Heart dilated with thin parietes & soft muscular structure
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Spine, kidney); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Pharynx); Disease (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: 'About two years previous to admission into the hospital, the patient first experienced pain in the back, and at the expiration of three months, he found his back ‘growing out’. He went on working for twelve months during which time he had occasionally severe fits of pain on the back, but with no diminution of bodily strength’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, spine

Type of incident: n/a

William Pusey, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Fracture of the jaw with diffuse cellular inflammation. Lungs gorged posteriorly. Heart soft & dilated. Blood in a semi-fluid state
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Fracture (Jaw); Inflammation (Jaw); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'On the morning of his admission, this patient was kicked on the mouth by a horse. He was slightly stunned by the blow but soon recovered a tolerable degree of consciousness. Upon admission the lower jaw was found fractured in two placed and a scalp wound was discovered on the posterior part of the scalp, supposed to have been produced by a fall backwards when he was kicked’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

Thomas Shields, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 5 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Oedema of both legs with petechial spots. Hearts dilated & very flaccid. Blood semi-fluid. Lungs loaded with frothy serum
Disease (standardised): Edema (Leg); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient had intermittent fever three months previous to his admission. This left him in a very debilitated state and he subsequently complained of much difficulty of breathing, especially after exertion’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, larynx

Type of incident: n/a

John Pitcher, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 16 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old and recent pleurisy. Miliary tubercles and vomicae in lungs, extensive red hepatisation of these organs. Old pericarditis. Pericardium adherent to right side. Heart dilated. Spleen adherent. One ulceration in caput coli.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Adherent (Spleen);Ulcer (Intestines)
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 stated that he was taken ill in the beginning of the previous November with acute pain in the chest, referred chiefly to the left side, a cough and thin, frothy expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Wilson , 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1844
Date of death: 14 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy from left corpus striatum and thalamus. Enormous hypertrophy of left ventricle. Disease of cerebral arteries.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Hypertrophy (Brain ); Disease (Arteries)
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 long been an out patient of the Hospital with symptoms of hypertrophy of the heart, and had been subject to headaches.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Bridget Crane, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 May 1844
Date of death: 16 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer of leg. Heart soft and lacerable with thickening of the valves and deposit of calcareous matter in the aorta. Deposits, apparently of scirrhous nature, in the Liver.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Disease (Heart); Calculus (Arteries); Cancer (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted with a sloughing phagedenic ulcer of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Fisher, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1846
Date of death: 23 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca. Great dilatation of heart. Valves healthy. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Universal); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: It appeared that in November the patient began to suffer from palpitation and dyspnoea, increased by exercise, but not accompanied by pain , when taking a deep inspiration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Mary Harrison, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Dec 1844
Date of death: 13 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of liver, with colloid deposit in the pylorus. Old pericarditis and pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Liver); Deposit (Stomach); Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs)

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: 'Stated that the catamenia [menstruation] ceased about 4 months prior to admission, and that just at the first returning period she vomited about a pint of dark-coloured blood, and since that time, the catamenia having re-appeared, her nose has bled considerably at the end of each successive month’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Varney, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and trachea, destroying the cartilages. Ulceration of small intestine. White patch on heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 was admitted in a state of exhaustion and extreme debility, consequent upon disease of the lungs of long duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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