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Elizabeth Tomas, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1851
Date of death: 12 Jan 1851
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diarrhoea. Right lung hepatized. Ulceration of mucous membrane of caecum & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Hepatization (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient said she had been ailing about a [fortnight] commencing with cough, headache, pains in the limbs &c. 5 days before admission she had a severe shivering followed by great heat of skin, but not perspiration. She complaining of a feeling of general debility with loss of appetite and much thirst, & pain in the abdomen. The bowels have acted 9 times during the last 24 hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Mirfield, 74, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1865
Date of death: 30 Dec 1865
Disease (transcribed): Granular degeneration of kidneys. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a moribund condition with bronchitis and an ulcer of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Bradley, 37, General Servant

Occupation or role: General Servant
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1870
Date of death: 9 Jun 1870
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema and Bronchitis. Large cyst formed by dilatation of the back of the pelvis of the right kidney.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Cysts (Kidney)
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: On admission, the patient stated that she was suffering from the effects of being knocked down by a cab a fortnight previously and that she had had pain in the abdomen ever since. The accident apparently first called her attention to an abdominal tumour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, bones and joints, liver, spleen and kidneys
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Thomas Pratt, 51, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 May 1868
Date of death: 28 Sep 1868
Disease (transcribed): Tuberculosis. Pneumonia. Cancer of prostate
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Cancer (Prostate)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient had been admitted into the medical wards with phthisis. He complained also of great pain in the right hip for which the surgeons saw him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Parker, 26, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Nov 1868
Date of death: 29 Nov 1868
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of neck. Bronchitis. Pyaemia?
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Neck); Bronchitis (Lung); Sepsis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This man had fallen down out of the window sixteen days before admission. He got almost well but three days ago his neck began to swell and get red.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

William Vidler, 40, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Mar 1869
Date of death: 2 Apr 1869
Disease (transcribed): Death from chloroform. Fatty heart. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Anaesthetic death (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Leigh, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: This patient was going down into a cellar on a ladder when the lid of the cellar fell and struck him on his left forearm. The arm was set but he came to the hospital two months after the accident to see if the arm could be put in a better position and chloroform was administered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Maceabe, 49, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Aug 1872
Date of death: 30 Sep 1872
Disease (transcribed): Caries and necrosis of 1st phalanx of toe. Pyaemia. (Pleurisy and disorganization of upper lobe of left lung. Nephritis)
Disease (standardised): Caries (Toe); Necrosis (Toe); Sepsis (Systemic); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disorganisation (Lung); Nephritis (Kidney)
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: For four years this patient had had ulceration of the right foot, and three years ago the second and third toes were amputated in the hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Baxter, 46, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jul 1873
Date of death: 29 Jul 1873
Disease (transcribed): Laryngitis. Tracheotomy. Bronchitis. Pleurisy. Pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Laryngitis (Larynx); Tracheotomy (Trachea); Bronchitis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Rowland, Edward Roger
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: The patient had been quite well up to the day before when she felt unwell and had some difficulty in breathing which increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, pericardium, heart, larynx, trachea, liver, spleen, kidneys and organs of generation
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Ridley, 53, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1874
Date of death: 7 Mar 1874
Disease (transcribed): Caries of vertebrae. Psoas abscess. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Abscess (Psoas muscles); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Fenwick, John Charles James
Post mortem examination performed by: Haward, John Warrington
Medical notes: Nine weeks ago he was attacked with pain in the right hip extending down to the knee.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pleurae, lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and vertebrae
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Kinder, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Oct 1848
Date of death: 10 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of arm. Miliary tubercles in lungs and spleen. Pneumonia. Hydrocephalus.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Pneumonia (Lung); Hydrocephalus (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner. Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Dolbear, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Oct 1845
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the sigmoid flexure of the colon and of the upper part of the rectum, spreading to the pelvic cellular tissue and to the bladder. Encephaloid disease of the prostate, liver and mesenteric glands. Abscesses in kidneys. Lungs spumous with partial red heptisation.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Pelvis); Cancer (Bladder); Cancer (Prostate, Liver, Mesenteric glands); Abscess (Kidney); Disease (Lung)
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 admitted complaining of frequent micturition of small quantities of water, haemorrhage from the urethra and pain referred to the prostate. Also occasional pain in the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Cane, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1846
Date of death: 11 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Extensive injury of foot. Mortification of toes. Oedema of leg. Puriform fluid in femoral vein. Congestive pneumonia. Heart dilated and hypertrophied, with soft muscular structure, etc. Hypertrophy of thyroid gland etc.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Foot); Mortification (Foot); Oedema (Leg); Suppuration (Veins); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart);Disease (Thyroid gland)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted pale and cold and suffering from the effects of an engine wheel having fallen on his left foot.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, neck, abdomen and left inferior extremity
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Margaret Hutchinson, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 22 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid deposit of liver, and gastro hepatic omentum, and of large intestine. Peritonitis. Pleurisy. Encephaloid disease of absorbents and of bronchial glands. Lymphatics of lungs filled, apparently with encephaloid deposit.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver, Omentum, Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Cancer (Lung)
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 was admitted complaining of diarrhoea accompanied occasionally by a little blood in the stools.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Geary, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 10 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour in post-peritoneal cellular tissue. Red hepatisation of lungs. Encephaloid disease of mediastinal glands.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Disease (Lung); Cancer (Lymph nodes)
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 stated that for last three or four months she had been gradually losing her health and strength without any very obvious cause.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Richard Egin, 59, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 59
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 20 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Caries of the sternum and left scapula. Abscess in the anterior mediastinum. Pleurisy on the right side with inflammation and suppuration of the portion of the right lung. Old adhesions left side.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Sternum); Caries (Scapula); Abscess (Thoracic cavity); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Suppuration (Lung);Adhesions (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: This patient was admitted with a fluctuating tumour about the size of a pigeon’s egg on the left side of the sternum near its centre.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax. The examination was not carried further, at the request of the son
Type of incident: n/a

John Thomas, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 20 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Recent pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver fatty. Tubercular deposit in mesenteric glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Fatty (Liver); Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland)
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 the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Dennis Shanahan, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1845
Date of death: 1 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis & pleurisy?
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs)

Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'As the body was taken away without examination, no report is given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Littlejohn, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 20 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic pericarditis. Recent pleurisy and peritonitis. Heart enlarged by hypertrophy. Viscera congested
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Congestion
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 girl’s account, which has since been verified by her father, who is a perfect martyr to rheumatism, both in its acute and chronic form, was that about three months previous to admission, she was in perfect health, and had never suffered from rheumatism, shortness of breath or pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, 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

Anne Lovell, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1845
Date of death: 26 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with congestion of the pulmonary texture
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs)

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 an extremely weak and exhausted state, and unable to give any account of herself. There was some little ascites and general anasarca & her face was puffy’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

George Twining, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles, without vomicae, in the lungs. Recent pleurisy. Old adhesions. Red hepatisation of both lungs. Larynx ulcerated
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Ulcer (Larynx)
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 eight months previous to admission, he caught cold, lost his voice, and began to cough. That up to that time he had enjoyed excellent health, but that since that time, he had constantly been annoyed by a short, hacking cough and sore throat’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Dunn, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Feb 1845
Date of death: 22 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Upper lobe, left lung, converted into one large vomica. Pneumonia. Tubercular ulceration of intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Vomica (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); 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 complained of great debility, which had been gradually coming on during the last six months. The catamenia [menstruation] had been absent during this period, and she attributed her ill health to this circumstance. She was much emaciated, and her countenance was extremely anxious, he complexion pallid.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

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