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Margaret Strathern, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 03 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis. Pneumonia with hepatisation. Gangrene and abscesses of lung. Great dilatation of bronchi.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Gangrene (Lung); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in an excessively weak state suffering from cough and excessive dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Hawkes, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 05 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Old adhesion of pleura. Great congestion of lungs. Pleuritis with extensive effusion of fluid and compressed lungs. Pericarditis. Flabby heart. Dilatation of aorta.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Adhesion (Pleura); Congestion (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Compressed (Lung);Pericarditis (Heart) ; Disease (Heart) ; Dilatation (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man who reported that he had been a free drinker, and had suffered from Rheumatic Fever, was admitted suffering from ascites and some little anasarca of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Selina Clark, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 05 May 1847
Date of death: 19 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed pleurisy and pneumonia with hepatisation. Left kidney granular with numerous calculi in its structure. Right kidney dwindled and granular. Inflamed vagina and bladder. Small cyst of broad ligament
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Calculi (Kidney); Inflammation (Vagina);Inflammation (Bladder) ; Cysts (Broad ligament)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient who was admitted under Dr Nairne, with pains in the limbs of rheumatic character, was transferred to Mr Hawkins in consequence of a discharge from the vagina which she stated she first perceived a week after admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and left hip joint
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Stokes, 14, Chorister

Occupation or role: Chorister
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1847
Date of death: 04 Aug 1847
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleurisy. Numerous abscesses of lungs and pneumonia. Diseased valves of aorta. Diffuse suppuration of leg. Pus in ankle joint.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Abscess (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Suppuration (Leg)
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 who was transferred from the care of the Surgeons to Dr Wilson, stated that after singing at St Paul’s Cathedral he almost immediately began to complain of pain in the ankles which soon became swelled and inflamed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right lower extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Butcher, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jul 1847
Date of death: 01 Sep 1847
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema and oedema of lungs. Endocarditis. Ulceration of mitral valve and tendinous chords. Heart very large with hypertrophy and great dilatation of left ventricle.
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Endocarditis (Heart); Ulcer (Heart); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from ascites and anasarca, with considerable pain in the region of the liver, and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Phipps, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 01 Sep 1847
Date of death: 23 Oct 1847
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of head and neck. Diseased heart, old pleuritis and contraction of effused lymph. Diseased kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This woman was admitted suffering from excessive dyspnoea, palpitation, and anasarca with sloughing of the toes and great inflammation of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Peter Mullins, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 06 Oct 1847
Date of death: 29 Oct 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous ulceration of oesophagus into cavity of pleura. Pneumonia and hepatisation of lung.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Ulcer (Oesophagus); Cancer (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: Five months before admission this patient experienced the first symptoms of the disease, in pain of a darting character extending upwards from the epigastrium towards the throat, frequent vomiting, expectoration and dysphagia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Andrews, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Sep 1847
Date of death: 01 Nov 1847
Disease (transcribed): Recto-vaginal fistula. Operation under influence of ether. Pleuro-pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Fistula (Intestines); Fistula (Vagina); Operation (); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This case is not reported, as the body was removed without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

William Smith, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 05 Nov 1847
Date of death: 11 Nov 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with hepatisation. Diffuse cellular inflammation of both arms.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Inflammation (Arm)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a state of great prostration verging upon coma with diffuse cellular inflammation of the left arm. It appeared that about a month since, he was bitten in the arm by a donkey.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and upper extremities
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

George Gymar, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1847
Date of death: 27 Nov 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive pleuritis and pericarditis. Pneumonia with hepatisation and purulent infiltration. Cyst of kidney.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Suppuration (Lung); Cysts (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was admitted suffering excessively from dyspnoea and pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Streat, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 01 Dec 1847
Date of death: 11 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of lungs. Diseased heart. Disease of coronary arteries and aorta. Contraction of arch of aorta from deposit of bone. Ulceration of inner coat
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Arteries); Ulcer (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This woman was admitted suffering from palpitation with general anasarca.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Hilditch, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Sep 1847
Date of death: 16 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia and emphysema of lung. Pericarditis. Diseased heart. Enlarged liver.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry. Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was admitted suffering from an ulcer on the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Burrell, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1847
Date of death: 23 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Large effusion into ventricles of brain. Lymph in subarachnoid cellular tissue. Oedema of lungs and emphysema.
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Oedema (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This girl was admitted suffering from severe headache and paraplegia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Gannon, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Dec 1847
Date of death: 18 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Pneumonia and hepatisation. Kidneys large and coarse.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man gave a clear history of Phthisis Pulmonalis, but was in too exhausted a condition to send away from the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Arnold, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1848
Date of death: 25 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Femoral hernia. Operation. Pleuritis. Peritonitis. Suppuration in omentum exposed in wound. Intestine that had been strangulated, dark coloured.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suppuration (Abdomen); Strangulated (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient had been subject to femoral hernia for seventeen years and the day before admission it became strangulated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Stone, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 5 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Ulcers of the legs. Chronic bronchitis?
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The case is not reported as the body was not examined.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Cooper, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1848
Date of death: 21 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Emphysema of one lung.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
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

John Griffin, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 28 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with grey hepatisation. Flabby heart. Deposit of atheroma in aorta. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man, a thin cachectic looking person, reported that he had been ailing about twelve months. At first he had suffered chiefly from weakness across the loins, but about six months ago he began to vomit occasionally, and his legs began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Stockwell, 32, Bricklayer

Occupation or role: Bricklayer
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1848
Date of death: 29 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs followed by abscess into pleura. Pneumonia. Fracture into ankle joint and of os calcis.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Abscess (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Fracture (Ankle); Fracture (Foot)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man's injuries were caused by his falling down from a scaffold thirty feet high.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and lower extremities
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Henry Humphry, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Sep 1847
Date of death: 16 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Caries of 10th dorsal vertebra. Pneumonia. Pus in cavity of pleurae.
Disease (standardised): Caries (Spine); Pneumonia (Lung); Suppuration (Pleural cavity)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with symptoms of incipient disease of the spine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and spine.
Type of incident: n/a

Moses Ambrose, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1848
Date of death: 19 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Granular and contracted kidneys. Pneumonia with great congestion. Fluid blood.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This man was admitted complaining of pains of a rheumatic character in several of his joints, and of swelling and pain in the right hand.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Dawes, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Aug 1848
Date of death: 10 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged heart. Albuminuria. Pleurisy.
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Heart); Albuminuria (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been conscious for some years of shortness of breath, and had latterly felt palpitations of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mitchell Riley, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Oct 1848
Date of death: 1 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Asthma
Disease (standardised): Asthma (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient was admitted suffering from oedema of the legs and some degree of dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Twyford, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Oct 1848
Date of death: 6 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Atrophy and cystic transformation of kidneys. Anaemia. Subarachnoid effusion.
Disease (standardised): Atrophy (Kidney); Disease (Kidney); Anaemia (Systemic); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This man was in a very weak, anaemic condition on admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Bower, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1848
Date of death: 26 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia and pleurisy. Gangrenous abscess of lungs
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Gangrene (Lung); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: The patient stated that having had what he considered an ordinary cold, with some slight cough, he had been seized with sharp pain below the nipple on the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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