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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

William James, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Dec 1840
Date of death: 31 Dec 1840
Disease (transcribed): Valvular disease of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
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

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John Cooper, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Nov 1840
Date of death: 7 Jan 1841
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of lung. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal canal, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

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

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

John Franklin, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1841
Date of death: 30 May 1841
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the ascending aorta with effusion of bloody fluid in the pericardium
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Blood vessels); Effusion (Pericardium)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
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

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

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

James Paul , 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1842
Date of death: 26 Dec 1842
Disease (transcribed): Congestive pneumonia. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Ulceration of large and small intestine. Kidneys granular.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Hypertrophy (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines); Granular (Kidney)
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 and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Deezkiamz, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1847
Date of death: 23 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Purpura of both legs. Extensive pleurisy with considerable purulent effusion. Lung greatly compressed. Dilatation of cavities of heart. Slight hour glass contraction of stomach
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Leg); Pleurisy (Pleura); Compressed (Lung); Disease (Heart); Contraction (Stomach); Suppuration (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: It appeared from the meagre account which could be obtained of his symptoms, that he had long been suffering from could and cough, and on one or two occasions had had slight haemoptysis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Brown, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Apr 1860
Date of death: 10 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

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

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

John Cassin , 54, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Mar 1870
Date of death: 3 Apr 1870
Disease (transcribed): Granular kidneys. Bronchitis. Pleurisy. Fatty heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Cavafy, John
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: The patient had suffered from a cough with slight occasional haemoptysis for the previous three years. He had never had colic, gout, or other symptoms of lead posioning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen and kidneys
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

Sarah Hammond, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1856
Date of death: 9 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Brain, Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A poor widow who had been for some time attending the Hospital as an out patient for palpitation. On the 5th she had a fit (probably epileptic) and three fits on the 6th before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Wilson, 22, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1888
Date of death: 19 Mar 1888
Disease (transcribed): Ulcerative endocarditis. Adherent pericardium. Vegetations on mitral & aortic valves. Hypertrophy & dilatation of left ventricle & auricle. Large gap in the aortic wall between coronary arteries
Disease (standardised): Endocarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Vegetation (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Cavafy, John
Medical examination performed by: Penrose, Francis George
Post mortem examination performed by: Sisley, Richard
Medical notes: 'When young the patient had acute rheumatism. Four and a half years before he came to St George’s Hospital he had a second attack: he was treated in Birmingham Hospital. Twelve weeks before his admission he had rheumatic fever for the third time: he was in bed for about 6 weeks. He then recovered. Three weeks before he came to the hospital he said that on lifting a heavy beam he had sudden, sharp pain in the region of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Body parts examined: Thorax, pericardium, heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, liver, larynx, brain

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ede, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1855
Date of death: 4 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac, Renal and Pulmonary Disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had suffered some years from winter cough, and had been laid up twice with rheumatic fever. During last summer she became the subject of pain in the epigastric region after eating. Four months ago her legs began to swell and subsequently her abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Kimber, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1842
Date of death: 28 Dec 1842
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Aortic valves thickened. Atheromatous deposit in aorta with aneurysmal pouches.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: The patient was dead when brought in.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Waters, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Jan 1855
Date of death: 4 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cardiac and Pulmonary disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: Just before Christmas the patient caught cold, followed by cough and tightness across the chest and obstinate constipation. His legs swelled for a week before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Cook, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and head. Pleuritis and empyema. Pericarditis. Cysts in kidney.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Pericarditis (Heart); Cysts (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient applied for advice regarding a firm tumour of some size adhering to the upper part of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

[No name] [No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 01 May 1847
Date of death: 02 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive apoplectic effusion with softening of the brain. Cyst of ophthalmic vein with calcareous walls. Great hypertrophy of left ventricle. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Cysts (Eye); Calcareous deposit (Eye); Disease (Brain)
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 man was brought into the Hospital by the Police, having been picked up in the street a short time previously in a state of complete insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Vender, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 May 1843
Date of death: 24 May 1843
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart)
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
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

Nathaniel Vincent, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Congenital malformation of the heart. Calcarous deposit in aortic semilunar valves. Atrophied muscular walls. Pulmonary apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'Admitted complaining of pain of abdomen, referred chiefly to right side, which had existed during 5 months, generally acoompanied by pain of head, & constipation of bowels. Appeared a good deal depressed, said he felt very languid: complexion sallow, conjunctive yellowish’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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