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John London, 15, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1845
Date of death: 21 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of right kidney. Extensive haemorrhage into, and behind, peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Kidneys); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted in a dying condition, having been run over by a cart a short time previously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sullivan Bartholomew, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1845
Date of death: 29 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Lacerated wound of the leg. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the whole limb, with partial mortification of the skin. Vessels of the limbs healthy. Specks of atheroma at the root of the aorta. Blood, for the greater part, fluid
Disease (standardised): Wound (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)
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 long lacerated wound upon the inner side of the right leg, immediately behind the tibia and extending through the fascia […] The wound he stated had been caused in consequence of his leg having become jammed between two heavy pieces of iron. It was also stated that he had been in the habit of drinking’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Lawrence Clerk, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled, granular & inflamed. Ureters etc much dilated & inflamed. Calculus in the bladder with chronic inflammation of this organ and ulceration of its mucous membrane
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Inflammation (Ureter, bladder); Calculus (Bladder); Ulcer (Bladder)

Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Eight years before admission, this patient first experienced pain in making water and he found at the same time that he passed some small clots of blood in his water. The pain he experienced both before and after making water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen (‘cranium and thorax were not examined at the earnest request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

George Forscutt, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 30 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the femur into the knee joint, with extensive extravasation of blood in the joint. Erysipelas & abscesses in the cellular tissue of the limb. Secondary deposits, with extensive red hepatisation of both lungs
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Thigh); Extravasation (Knee joint); Erysipelas (Skin); Deposit (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs)
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 walked to the hospital after a severe injury of the knee joint and upon his admission it was found that there was great pain & swelling of the joint with effusion into the synovial membrane’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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 Weatherstone, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 1 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged prostate, the right lobe of which was ulcerated & covered with calcareous deposit. Stone in the bladder. Chronic inflammation of the bladder, ureters, pelvis etc, spreading to the substance of the kidneys. Lungs slightly inflamed
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Prostate); Ulcer (Prostate); Calculus (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, ureters, pelvis, kidneys, lungs)

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 had attended the hospital occasionally for many years with symptoms of diseased kidneys and enlarged prostate gland, and had during that time been in the habit of introducing a gum elastic catheter himself’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

William Wright, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 7 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of patella. Erysipelas, with diffuse cellular inflammation of leg & suppuration in knee joint. Secondary deposits in lungs with pleurisy & pneumonia, & bronchitis. Deposition, apparently of lymph, in cortical structure of one kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Knee); Erysipelas (Skin); Inflammation (Leg); Deposit (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'He was first admitted on the 4th of March with a transverse fracture of the right patella, caused by direct violence. When admitted there was some swelling but no pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Hyles, 65, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 May 1845
Date of death: 10 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Erysipelas with oedema of scalp, & diffuse cellular inflammation of neck & mediastinum. Larynx oedematous, with increased vascularity. Large quantities of fluid in the ventricles of the brain with perforation, in several places, of septum lucidum
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Erysipelas (Skin); Edema (Scalp); Inflammation (Neck, chest); Edema (Larynx); Wound (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was first brought to the hospital on the 2nd of May with a wound about an inch in length, situated immediately above the right superciliary ridge and not exposing the bone. He was sensible and able to answer questions but his manner was excited. He was said to have been stunned by a blow, and had not been sick after the accident. He declared his intention of leaving the hospital, but was ultimately reduced to go to bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Joseph Mazotain, 49, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 13 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of prostate. Chronic inflammation of bladder & kidneys, the structure of which was studded with cysts containing fluid and blood and fibrine. Lungs extensively hepatised at the back part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Prostate); Inflammation (Bladder, kidneys); Cyst (Kidney); Hepatisation (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted under the care of the physician, but transferred to the care of the surgeon upon the 11th of April. At that time his intellect appeared impaired and he did not give a very coherent account of his disease. His chief complaint was pain in the back with some loss of power over the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

George Fish, 5 , [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1845
Date of death: 20 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stone in bladder. Lithotomy. Diffuse cellular inflammation of pelvis. Peritonitis. Pleurisy on both sides. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Lithotomy; Inflammation (Pelvis); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pericarditis (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: 'George Fish, at 5 ½, admitted into the hospital on the 7th of May. No distinct history of his complaint could be procured, but it was stated that he had had some pain in making water and had been in the habit of pulling his prepuce for four months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Bateman, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1845
Date of death: 22 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of fibula. Diffuse cellular inflammation of leg and suppuration in knee joint. Inflammation of lungs with 2ndary deposits
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Inflammation (Leg); Suppuration (Knee); Inflammation (Lungs); Deposit (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with his leg presenting all the appearances of having just recovered from an attack of erysipelas, with [...] abscess on the back of the knee and ankle […] It appeared that 9 weeks previously he had fractured his fibula and had walked about for two or three days afterwards. His leg then began to swell and stints were applied’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

James Lucas, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1845
Date of death: 23 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver with effusion of blood & bile into the peritoneum. Fracture of 4th, 5th, & 6th ribs
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Effusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Ribs)
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 shortly before his admission was knocked down by some horses and the wheel of a carriage passed over his abdomen. Some of the ribs were felt to be fractured upon the side side, and he was in a state of extreme collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Clarke, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1845
Date of death: 25 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large scalp wound, followed by matter between the dura mater & bone as well as by matter in the cavity of the arachnoid and in the sub-arachnoid tissue & pia mater. Trephine applied. 2ndary deposits in lung. Pericardium adherent. Heart dilated & soft
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Wound (Brain); Trephining; Deposit (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'John Clark, admitted with a very large scalp wound, extending nearly the whole length of the head upon the right side, in a semicircular direction, and exposing considerable portion of the right temporal occipital, and frontal bones […] The wound was filled with dirt. It was not ascertained in what manner the wound had been inflicted as he was found in a state of insensibility in a cellar & could give no account of the way in which he got there’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Thomas Farrow, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 28 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous disease of kidneys, bladder & prostate. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Scrofulous enlargement of the cervical & mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Scrofulous disease (Kidneys, bladder, prostate); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Glands)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Before admission he complaining of constant desire to make water accompanied by pain as he did make it. The pain was chiefly situated in the penis, but he also had some pain in the loins. He occasionally passed small clots of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, testes, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Lee, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 April 1855
Date of death: 9 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Intestinal obstruction from band of omentum
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman stated on admission that she was always strong and well until six weeks ago when she caught a bad cold and did not keep within doors long enough, the weather at that time being very severe. She was soon attacked with violent pain in the bowels and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Connelly, 27, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1870
Date of death: 18 May 1870
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of Urethra. Uremia.
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case if not reported here.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Elmes, 37, Drayman

Occupation or role: Drayman
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jun 1845
Date of death: 15 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Injury of wrist joint, with suppuration and destruction of the joint etc. Secondary deposits in both lungs. Slight effusion in sub-arachnoid cellular tissue. Brain, especially the cortical structure, paler than natural. Mania
Disease (standardised): Injury (Wrist); Suppuration (Wrist); Deposit (Lungs); Effusion (Brain); Mania
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'The patient was reported to have been maniacal for several years. In his occupation, which was that of a drayman, an empty cart rolled over his hand. It did not appear of much consequence at the time, but was succeeded by an attack of diffuse cellular inflammation, which gradually extended up the whole arm’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, wrist joint

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Robert Jones, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 81
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1871
Date of death: 7 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Fibrous tumour of testicle. Castration. Exhaustion
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Testicle); Castration; Exhaustion

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
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: n/a

Ephraim Wier, 23, Stoker

Occupation or role: Stoker
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1864
Date of death: 29 May 1864
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Death from nervous shock (?)
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Shock
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Leigh, William
Medical notes: 'This patient was stoker on an engine proceeding from Victoria Station, when looking back his head came in collision with one of the arches of a bridge & he was knocked off the engine’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head, chest, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Prudence Heritage, Housekeeper

Occupation or role: Housekeeper
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1871
Date of death: 20 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Syphilitic contraction of rectum. Passage of bougie. Perforation of rectum. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Syphilis (Rectum); Dilation (Rectum); Perforation (Rectum); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'This patient had had discharge of matter and occasionally of blood from rectum, for three years, with increasing difficulty of passing motions. Two years ago some diseased bone came away from right ulna’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, organs of generation, bones

Type of incident: n/a

Emily Le Peake, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1844
Date of death: 27 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Effusion of fluid in pleura and pericardium. Heart enlarged by dilatation of its cavities with hypertrophy of its walls. Kidneys mottled and dwindled. Calculi in gall bladder, Old adhesions of liver.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Heart); Enlarged (Heart); Mottled (Kidney); Calculi (Gallbladder)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: The patient had been in the Hospital repeatedly during the previous four years, suffering from general anasarca and Dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Smith , 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1844
Date of death: 27 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the Ilium, suppuration between fragments. Kidneys granular. Old adhesions of pericardium and pleura.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis); Suppuration (Pelvis); Granular (Kidney); Adhesions (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: In consequence of a fall from some steps about 8 feet in height, the patient received a fracture of the crest of the Ilium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Frederick Trottman, Iron fitter

Occupation or role: Iron fitter
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jul 1871
Date of death: 28 Jul 1871
Disease (transcribed): Depressed fracture of the skull. Trephine applied. Bone found in brain substance. Extravasation of blood. Softening
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Trephining (Skull); Extravasation (Brain); Softening (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Post mortem examination performed by: Whipham, Thomas Tillyer
Medical notes: 'An iron bolt about 4 tons fell from a height of 50 feet on to vertex of skull’
Post mortem notes: Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium (‘permission to examine the rest of the body was refused’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Martha Hilder, 62, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 May 1864
Date of death: 11 Jun 1864
Disease (transcribed): Inflamed legs, with sloughy sores
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Williams, Charles Theodore
Post mortem examination performed by: Leigh, William
Medical notes: 'This patient admitted May 25th with inflamed leg & sloughing of the cuticle’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Lungs, heart

Type of incident: n/a

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