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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

Mary Farrington, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1843
Date of death: 3 Jan 1844
Disease (transcribed): Epileptic fits. Abortion of an hydatid placenta.
Disease (standardised): Epilepsy (Brain ); Abortion (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: the patient was admitted with a tumour in the lower part of the abdomen. She had not been previously subject to epileptic fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Burt, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1844
Date of death: 25 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Compound fracture of the cranium and depression of bone. Trephined. Fatal Meningitis.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Trephining (Skull); Meningitis (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The man had received a blow on the head from a quoit thrown a distance of about seventeen yards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Daniel Seymour, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 12 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia. Spinal chord and brain healthy. Lungs emphysematous anteriorly, loaded with red, frothy serum posteriorly. Heart soft and flaccid, thin and dilated. Abdominal viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Central nervous system)
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 with paralysis of the lower extremities, but otherwise apparently in very tolerable health.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal column, cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Spicer, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1846
Date of death: 9 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis and inflammation of sub arachnoid tissues. Substance of brain congested. Effusion in the lateral ventricles. Congestion of membrane of mastoid cells. Congestive pneumonia. Miliary tubercles. Blood fluid. Peritonitis. Disease of fallopian tubes
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Congestion (Skull); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen);Disease (Fallopian tubes)
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: The patient was admitted in an insensible semicomatose state. It appeared that she was taken with severe rigors followed by vomiting and pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

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

William Kelley, 33, Fishman

Occupation or role: Fishman
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1846
Date of death: 29 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cut throat. Pleurisy. Pneumonia of both lungs. Secondary deposits in the right. Bronchitis. Granular liver. Spleen softened and pale. Violent delirium.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Throat); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen);Delirium (Nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: After being intoxicated for many days, this man attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Suicide

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

Henry Loveday, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1846
Date of death: 14 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Inflammation of pulmonary tissue. Brain wet, but healthy in structure. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Liver and kidneys congested. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver);Disease (Kidney)
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 in a state of delirium, unable to give any account of himself. It appeared from the statement of his friends that for about two months he had been suffering from an incessant cough, occasional haemoptysis and profuse puriform expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Harmann, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1842
Date of death: 13 Jun 1842
Disease (transcribed): Arachinitis spreading to the substance of Brain. Kidneys slightly mottled.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Meninges, Brain); Mottled (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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 abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Kelly, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1845
Date of death: 4 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Recent pleuritis. Red & grey hepatisation of a large portion of lung. Patch of tubercles in lung. Slight congestion of brain
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Congestion (Brain)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It was reported that this patient had for some years been a very free drinker, but that having been our of place for about 9 months, he had, up to the last fortnight when he again obtained a situation, been unable to obtain his usual quantity of stimulus […] the night previous to admission, he was violently delirious. That on the day of admission, he was quite sensible, said that he felt ill all over, and complained as much as ever of pain in the chest. He nevertheless drove his master out in the morning, but felt so ill that he was soon obliged to return. It was said that he had not been drinking since he regained his situation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Howes, 41, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1846
Date of death: 27 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old arachnitis. Diffuse cellular inflammation of neck. Heart slightly enlarged. Specks of atheroma in the aorta. Blood fluid. Kidneys granular and wasted.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Inflammation (Neck); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
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 man was admitted in a state bordering closely on delirium tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Fred Viner, 40, Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Mar 1863
Date of death: 6 Mar 1863
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Braine, Francis Woodhouse
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: He had a number of bricks fall on his head and shoulders.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain, skull and dura mater
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charlotte Smith , 78, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 78
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Dec1843
Date of death: 20 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Thickening of the arachnoid and pia mater. Dilatation of the ventricles of the brain. Condensation of a portion of lung. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Mottling and granular degeneration of one kidney.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); 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 admitted into the Hospital with fever and in a state of great debility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Sewell, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1846
Date of death: 26 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of right hemisphere. Vessels of brain healthy. Heart hypertrophied. Kidneys granular and dwindled. Liver with round margins and congested. Admitted into the hospital as an injury of the head, having fallen from a gig.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver)
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 man was admitted almost comatose, with a yellow countenance.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Maryon, 42, Butler

Occupation or role: Butler
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1846
Date of death: 21 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of the right hemisphere and of the pons. Arteries of brain atheromatous. Heart hypertrophied. Slight atheroma about aorta. Lungs congested and soft at back part. Liver fatty. Other organs healthy.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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 in a moribund state. It appeared that just before admission he had been found lying on his back in an insensible state, in a street adjoining Belgrave Square.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Terry , 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1846
Date of death: 20 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested. Softening of the central white parts. Ventricles much distended with fluid. Extensive red hepatisation of both lungs, with a small quantity of tubercular deposit in the left, and in the bronchial glands. Heart dilated. Fibrine on valves
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Disease (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
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 mother of this boy stated that he had been ill about five weeks, suffering from rheumatic pains in the limbs, but there was no redness or swelling of the joints.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Francis, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1846
Date of death: 17 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy of left hemisphere and of pons. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle. Patches of atheroma about aorta. Kidneys granular and dwindled. No dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); 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: The only history which could be obtained of this man was that he was out walking, and feeling uncomfortable and dizzy, went into a ‘Doctor’s Shop’ and asked for a black draught. Before that could be prepared, the dizziness increased, and he fell down in a fit which was soon followed by paralysis of the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Nawth, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Feb 1846
Date of death: 15 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of scalp, face and neck. Brain wet. Venous congestion of this organ. Oedema of larynx. Puriform fluid in pleura. Congestive pneumonia. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Atheroma in aorta. Left kidney granular.
Disease (standardised): Wound (Head); Inflammation (Head); Disease (Brain); Oedema (Larynx); Suppuration (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung);Disease (Heart) ; Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries) ; Disease (Kidney)
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 much intoxicated with a scalp wound inflicted by a fall from a footpath into the road.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Martha Day , 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1844
Date of death: 4 Mar 1844
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Brain and its membranes very wet. Disease of the kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Meninges); Disease (Brain ); Disease (Kidney)
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 very ensanguined state having lately been losing large quantities of blood from some internal piles. Her symptoms were characterised by great debility and giddiness, with frequent and violent palpitations, and occasional fainting fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Stimpson, 17, Plasterer

Occupation or role: Plasterer
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1865
Date of death: 9 Feb 1865
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of base. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Meningitis (Brain)
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 with the history that he had fallen from a scaffold a distance of fourteen feet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Houghton, 5, School boy

Occupation or role: School boy
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Dec 1867
Date of death: 31 Dec 1867
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular hydrocephalus
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Hydrocephalus (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pick, Thomas Pickering
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Farrel, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 February 1844
Date of death: 14 February 1844
Disease (transcribed): Great venous congestion of the Brain, with extensive effusion into the Ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: About a week previous to his admission he was stated to have received a severe blow upon his head during a drunken fit.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium. The other viscera were not examined, at the request of the friends.
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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