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Mary Gilpin, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 May 1849
Date of death: 14 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Atrophied & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Wet brain. Cysts in both ovaries
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, brain); Cyst (Ovaries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been under the care of Dr Page [William Emanuel Page] about 2 months previously, when she appeared to be in a cachectic state, with sallow complexion, confined bowels, bilious vomiting & headache. She complained of continual noise in her head, and always said that she felt she should go out of her mind. She left the hospital considerably relieved, but was unable to return to her work. She was brought to the hospital with a report that she had had a fit on the previous day, in which she had become quite unconscious, and since that had been violently delirious’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Haines, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1852
Date of death: 29 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Convulsions and coma. Extravasation of blood and much serum under the arachnoid and into the bronchial tubes
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Coma (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Extravasation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a very strange and confused state of mind, with very much the appearance of one who had delirium tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Rushley, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1846
Date of death: 28 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation and suppuration of left tympanum and other parts of temporal bone. Ulceration of membrane tympani. Diffuse inflammation and suppuration of sub arachnoid cellular tissue. Puriform effusion in ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Skull); Suppuration (Skull); Inflammation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain); Effusion (Brain)
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 stated that for the last five weeks he had suffered from pain in the neck and passing to the shoulders. The pain commenced, according to his account, as a ‘cold and sore throat’.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Matthew Bird, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1853
Date of death: 24 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral symptoms. Extensive serous effusion in the cerebral ventricles. Slight consolidation of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Consolidation (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was originally admitted under the care of Dr Wilson in the early part of September 1851 labouring under a recent cerebral affection.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frances Green, 74, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 74
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1852
Date of death: 7 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood into the subarachnoid tissues and ventricles of brain. Vessels of the right corpus striatum. Optic thalamus large. Slight contraction of mitral orifice of the heart. Diseased kidneys. Atheromic state of cerebral arteries and the general arterial system
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was brought to the hospital in a condition of perfect insensibility, with the limbs perfectly flaccid, and apparently paralysed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Hebbard, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Apr 1841
Date of death: 14 Jun 1841
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of the left ventricle. Cicatrices in the lung. Granular degeneration of the kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Cicatrix (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
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

George Strange, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1850
Date of death: 4 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Chorea after rheumatic softening of the spinal chord. Adherent pericardium. Lymph on mitral valves.
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Nervous system); Softening (Spinal cord); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was unable to stand or walk when brought to the Hospital, and the report of his father who accompanied him was that he had returned from work on the morning of the 20th complaining of pains in the knees, which had since become swollen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, spinal chord and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Young, 28, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, the history of this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'This body was not examined at the request of the friends’

Type of incident: n/a

Susan Hughes, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercles in brain, lungs, kidney, uterus, spine
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus); Tuberculosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This girl dated her illness from suppression of menstruation four months previously during the whole of which period she had suffered more or less from pain in the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Fry, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1854
Date of death: 14 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the Brain. Softening of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Some days after admission it was learned that the patient had had a fit about a fortnight before in which he had remained unconscious for three days. He had been ill altogether some five months, but of his symptoms, nothing was accurately known.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Louis Mitchell, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1852
Date of death: 17 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the brain, kidneys and lungs with vomicae, also in the absorbent glands. Double pleuritic adhesions
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He stated that his illness had commenced about five months previously with cold in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Dollan, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 32
Date of admission: 26 Apr 1854
Date of death: 3 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Albumenous urine. Epileptic convulsions
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidney); Epilepsy (Brain)
Admitting doctor: Nairne, Robert
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Post mortem notes: 'This body was removed unexamined’

Type of injury: n/a

Joseph Evans, 51, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1845
Date of death: 24 May 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion of fluid in sub-arachnoid tissue. Lung congested posteriorly. Two aortic valves only, the surfaces of which were covered with fibrinous & calcareous deposits. Slight irregular depressions on surfaces of kidneys. Small calculus in pelvis of kidney
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Deposit (Aorta); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Calculus (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: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the chest, & cough said to be of ten days’ duration. The respiration was very quick & catching, & the pain in the chest was much increased on deep inspiration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Cruden, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1848
Date of death: 12 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Diseased kidneys. Congestion of liver. Congestion & softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Congestion (Liver, brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with considerable anasarca & ascites. She stated that she had suffered for 2 years past from shortness of breath. Dropsy commenced in the legs 3 months ago, abdomen swelled soon after. [She] had been confined to bed ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Macnamara, 37, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's Servant
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1850
Date of death: 30 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Jaundice. Brain rather wet. Liver soft-bile stained
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Jaundice (Skin); Wet (Brain ); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was brought to the Hospital in a state of Delirium, and unable to give any account of himself. It was at first reported that he had had several attacks of Delirium Tremens, but this was afterwards denied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Whitehead, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1848
Date of death: 11 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever? With sloughy marked affection of brain.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Sloughing (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of pain in the abdomen and sickness, a hot skin, and a quick but soft pulse and furred tongue.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Jupp, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Sep 1854
Date of death: 22 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Diseased Brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The particulars of this case are given in Beales Archives Volume 1 page 81 by Dr John W Ogle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

David Davis, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1845
Date of death: 22 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Lungs oedematous, partial red hepatisation. Heart soft & dilated. Blood fluid. Valves slightly thickened. Atheroma in aorta. Liver granular & contracted. Kidneys congested with superficial depressions on their surfaces. Effusion on the brain
Disease (standardised): Edema (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Liver, kidneys); Effusion (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: 'This patient, an habitual drunkard, was admitted in a state of great excitement. It appeared that about four years ago he had an attack of delirium tremens, and a second, about six weeks since. That since that time, he has had anasarca of the lower extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Howe, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1853
Date of death: 24 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Increased amount of fluid in the ventricles of the brain. Enlarged glands of the small intestines. Enlarged mesenteric glands. Congestion of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Fluid (Brain); Enlarged (Intestines); Enlarged (Lymph nodes); Congestion (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was reported to have been ill only two days. He had been attacked by shivering with hot skin, much thirst, and other symptoms of fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Birchall, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1844
Date of death: 18 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation of pharynx. Soft palate and tonsils very much congested. Great congestion of lungs at back part. Congestion of other organs. Effusion in sub arachnoid tissue.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Pharynx); Congestion (Palate); Congestion (Tonsil); Congestion (Lung); Effusion (Brain )
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
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, thorax, abdomen and pharynx
Type of incident: n/a

James Steel, 12, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1841
Date of death: 18 Sep 1841
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Inflammation of the membranes and brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Inflammation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This boy was admitted into the house with a compound fracture of the skull with depression of bone but without symptoms; he was trephined shortly after his admission. Did very well for several days until inflammatory action was set up in the cavity of the cranium’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

William Nation, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jul 1853
Date of death: 24 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Old pleuritic and peritoneal adhesions. Congested lungs. Hypertrophy and dilatation of the heart. Increased fluid in the cerebral ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Adhesions (Pleura); Adhesions (Abdomen); Congestion (Lung); Disease (Heart); Fluid (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted after the hour of visit on the 20th with all the ordinary symptoms of fever, and a good deal of accompanying cerebral excitement.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Protheroe, 37, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jul 1848
Date of death: 31 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Petechial fever (previous delirium tremens)
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: In the early part of the same month this man became a patient under the care of Dr Page with symptoms resembling delirium tremens. He was readmitted with very much the same aspect as before.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Heffer, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Aug 1850
Date of death: 7 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Brain wet. Ventricles distended. Miliary tubercles in lungs. Fibrous tumour of uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: The patient reported that she had had what was called a Nervous Fever ten years ago, and that six weeks back she had been seized in exactly the same way, with shivering, pain in the head and back, followed by great heat and thirst.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Benham, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1849
Date of death: 20 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain wet, anaemic. Spinal cord healthy. Thoracic viscera healthy. Abscesses in both kidneys. Bladder hypertrophied. Inflammation of both knee joints
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Abscess (Kidneys); Disease (Bladder); Inflammation (Knee)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'When this patient was admitted no distinct account could be obtained of his illness. The finger-joints were slightly swollen & red, as well as the wrist, there was effusion in the right knee’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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