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Mary Turner, 68, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 16 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Partial, lobular grey hepatisation of the apices of both lungs. Dilatation with thinning of the left ventricle. Slight thickening of the valves on the left side, with atheroma in aorta. Gall stones. Granular kidneys. Fibrous tumours in uterus
Disease (standardised): Hepatisation (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Gallstone (Gall bladder); Disease (Kidneys); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted for inflammation of the eye, but immediately transferred to the care of the physician. When the physician saw her, she was in a dying condition, unable to give a distinct account of herself and unfit to undergo any examination. She died in the course of the evening’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Haynes, 28, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Apr 1844
Date of death: 29 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of the Pons with considerable effusion into the ventricles and in the subarachnoid cellular tissue. Left ventricle hypertrophied. Kidneys mottled and granular.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Hypertrophy (Brain ); Mottled, Granular (Kidney)
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 a man of very intemperate habits and had been drinking freely. He fell down suddenly in a fit of insensibility and was brought to the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Goodwin, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1845
Date of death: 13 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled and granular. Brain wet. Fluid in pleurae. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. No anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Brain, Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
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 could give but an imperfect account of his case. It appeared however from the evidence of the friends that he had been under treatment during the last two or three months for pain in the loins, for which he had been cupped. That he had never had dropsy. That the day before, and on the morning of admission, he had had fits, during which he was violently convulsed, foamed at the mouth, and bit his tongue severely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Rouse, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 12 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with old & recent pleurisy. Lungs congested. Heart dilated. Tubercular ulceration of small intestine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 was admitted in a partial state of collapse, stating that he had suffered from cough for months, and had frequent haemoptysis. He was too weak to undergo a stethoscopic examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

n/a Hampton, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 11 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Partial pneumonia. Hypertrophy of heart with slight thickening of valves. Kidneys mottled & granular
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 stated that he had been out of health for some time. That he had suffered much from dyspeptic symptoms, pain in the head and epigastrium, with occasional cramps in the legs and other parts’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Weaver, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1846
Date of death: 17 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed empyema, right side. Two large cavities, resembling vomicae, in lower lobe of right lung. Cretaceous deposit in apex of left, hepatisation of lower left lobe. Recent pericarditis and endocarditis. Hypertrophy of liver.
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lung); Disease (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); 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: This patient stated that he had an attack of acute rheumatism three years ago. Seven weeks before admission he had an attack of pleurisy on the right side, and from that time he had never been well.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

William Stubbs, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1844
Date of death: 9 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Abscess in neck opening into the internal jugular vein. Bloody fluid in both pleurae and in the pericardium. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophical, with a small, unhealthy coagulum in its right auricle
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Abscess (Neck); Disease (Lungs, 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: 'The account this patient gave was that about a year ago he began to perceive palpitations of the heart, & was troubled with constant pain in the head, & occasional nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Stout, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 11 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Enormous dilatation and hypertrophy of the heart with disease of the valves. Pulmonary apoplexy and red hepatisation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Haemorrhage (Lung); Disease (Lung)
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 labouring under ascites with anasarca, and violent palpitation of the heart.
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

William Pearce, 46, Plumber

Occupation or role: Plumber
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Feb 1867
Date of death: 3 Apr 1867
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of thoracic aorta. Traumatic aneurism of femoral ligature. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Aorta); Aneurysm (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Ring, Edmund Cuthbert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient had for six months previous to his admission noticed a throbbing in the right ham, and he stated that when coming down a ladder about twelve days ago he missed one rung with his right foot and stepped sharply on to the one below. He felt a sharp twinge above the ham at that time.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and leg
Type of incident: n/a

William Lovell, 21, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound, oedema of scalp. Diffuse cellular inflammation of neck, spreading down the mediastina. Inflammation of mucous membrane of air passages, & of left lung. Seropurulent fluid in pleurae and pericardium. Kidneys large & mottled
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Edema (Scalp); Inflammation (Neck, Lungs); Disease (Lungs, 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: 'William Lovell, at 21, a pot boy, reported to be subject of epileptic fits, was admitted on 25th of March with a small scalp wound over the occiput, which did not expose the bone. When brought to the hospital he was still in a fit, during which the scalp wound had been produced’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Edward Wiggett, 51, Carrier

Occupation or role: Carrier
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1844
Date of death: 16 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Extensive meningeal apoplexy. Calcareous deposit in the aortic valves with dilatation of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Meninges); Calculus (Heart); Dilatation (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: The patient was admitted in a state of insensibility and there was some wandering of the mind. He appeared to have little power over the muscles of the right side and of the left leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine and thorax
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

Sarah Woodham, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jan 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca of both legs & left arm. Softening of the brain. Large quantities of fluid in the serous cavities of the chest. Head somewhat dilated with thinnish parietes. Mitral valve slightly thickened. Dilatation of aorta with spots of atheroma
Disease (standardised): Edema (Legs, arm); Softening (Brain); Disease (Chest); Disease (Head); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta)
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 stated that about six months previous to admission, she was suddenly taken with giddiness and partial hemiplegia of the left side, but did not lose her senses, or the use of her limbs so much as to cause her to fall’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1842
Date of death: 16 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral apoplexy. Hypertrophy of Heart. Mitral and Aortic Valve Calcareous.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Heart); Calcareous (Heart)
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: Cranium and 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

Anne Carrell, 22, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Aug 1843
Date of death: 15 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis. Cavities of Heart dilated; left ventricle thin.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Dilatation (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 symptoms of Phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles White, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1845
Date of death: 25 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); 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 admitted in a state of collapse, his countenance and lips especially, quite livid, and his extremities cold. Ether and ammonia were administered, reaction took place, and he then began to expectorate large quantities of thick, tenacious, puriform matter’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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

Samuel Clarke, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 22 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions circumscribing partial empyema. Bronchitis and pneumonia. Chronic pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (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: 'Stated that having been in the previous enjoyment of good health, he was taken three weeks ago with hoarseness & cough, accompanied by pain across the chest & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Robert Pearce, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 February 1844
Date of death: 7 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in both lungs and in the left kidney. Large aneurysm of the aorta.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Aneurysm (Arteries)
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 symptoms of bronchitis which had followed exposure to wet and cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Gray, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1844
Date of death: 5 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of right corpus striatum. Heart thin and dilated. Fibrous tumours of the Uterus.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Dilatation (Heart); Tumours (Uterus)
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 a stout plethoric woman of very intemperate habits; chiefly addicted to spirit drinking. Whilst standing over the wash tub she complained of giddiness and soon fell down in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Windsor, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 8 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Spleen enormously hypertrophied. Liver hypertrophied. Veins much dilated. Peculiar state of the blood. Heart dilated. Old adhesions. Congestive pneumonia. Thickening and ulceration of mucous membrane of caput coli.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Spleen); Disease (Liver); Dilated (Veins); Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (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 was admitted complaining of a tumour in his belly, which he first perceived about the beginning of last May.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Adams, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1846
Date of death: 15 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulcer on the shin. Pneumonia. Phthisis. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Old and recent peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with large varicose ulcers of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

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