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Benjamin George, 51, Pot boy

Occupation or role: Pot boy
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 1 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Delirium Tremens. Brain wet. Slight extravasation of blood in arachnoid. Heart dilated and atrophied with flaccid muscular structure. Patches of atheroma about valves and aorta. Blood fluid. Lungs congested. Liver fatty.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain ); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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: The patient had lost his appetite, unable to sleep well and had become extensively nervous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Harris, 26, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chorea. Brain congested. Uterus hypertrophied and remarkably hard, with superficial ulceration of the os uteri
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system); Congestion (Brain); Ulcer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, a married woman who had had 2 children, the youngest 4 years old, was reported by her husband to have suffered frequently since her last confinement from pain in the head. Shortly after the birth of her last child, she began to experience twitchings and slight jactitations principally affecting the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

[No name] [No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 01 May 1847
Date of death: 02 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive apoplectic effusion with softening of the brain. Cyst of ophthalmic vein with calcareous walls. Great hypertrophy of left ventricle. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Cysts (Eye); Calcareous deposit (Eye); Disease (Brain)
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 man was brought into the Hospital by the Police, having been picked up in the street a short time previously in a state of complete insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Preedy, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1847
Date of death: 05 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive slough on sacrum. Inflammation of membranes of brain. Numerous puncta of blood in brain. Blood very fluid
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Spine); Haemorrhage (Brain)
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 had been taken to Bethlehem Hospital, but was refused admission on the ground that he was suffering from Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Barrier, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 May 1846
Date of death: 2 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy?
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain )
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: No history of the case is given, in consequence of the removal of the body without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Edgler, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 May 1846
Date of death: 25 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Fungoid disease of brain with extravasation of blood, and softening of the surrounding structure. Other organs healthy in structure. Old adhesions about pleurae, pericardium and peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain ); Adhesions (Pleura); Adhesions (Heart); Adhesions (Abdomen)
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 patient was admitted about five months before this admission, suffering from intense pain in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: 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

Mary Simmonds, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 16 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large apoplectic clot, of some standing, in the posterior lobe of the right hemisphere. Other part of brain and vessels healthy. Effusion in the sub arachnoid tissues. Specks of atheroma about aorta. Erysipelas. Abscess in neck.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Neck)
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 paralytic on the left side of the body. It appeared from the friends account, that on the 16th of May she had a fit of an apoplectic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and neck
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Croft, 34, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 May 1860
Date of death: 8 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of spinal chord & brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Spinal cord, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A footman. He was said to have been ill for only a week, suffering especially from pain in the back, which had been attributed to an injury received while lifting a piano a fortnight ago’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Nash, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 3 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in the sub-arachnoid tissue. Phthisis with old adhesions. Tubercular ulceration of intestinal canal
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient, an habitual drunkard, stated that he had not enjoyed good health for the last 18 months. That during that time he has had no appetite, and has been gradually getting thinner, but without any very obvious cause’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Lillwall, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jun 1847
Date of death: 28 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of vessels of brain and much serum in its substance. Heart flabby. Atheroma on aorta. Blood fluid.
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 was admitted labouring under Delirium Tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Rownsley, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1845
Date of death: 7 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue. Recent pleurisy & old adhesions. White patch on heart. Blood fluid. Capsule of liver much thickened. Deposits in cortical structure of kidneys, apparently scrofulous. Pelvis etc inflamed. Pus in urine
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Pelvis); Suppuration (Bladder); Syphilis (Systemic)
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 complaining of almost total paralysis of the lower and partial loss of power over the upper extremities, but without loss of sensation, of great pain in the head, attended by much giddiness, of a ringing noise in the head giving rise to some deafness, of pain in the abdomen, & of pains in all his limbs, but more particularly the shin bones […] It was elicited that during the last six months he had lived a very irregular life, and had suffered greatly from syphilis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Nash, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1846
Date of death: 23 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Heart dilated and flaccid. Congestion of veins of brain. Softening of fornix, corpus callosum and walls of lateral ventricles with extensive effusion into ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Brain)
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 a state of stupor, unable to give any account of himself, and requiring to be roused but then collapsing quickly into his former state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Hawkins, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1846
Date of death: 24 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Arachnitis at base of brain. Tubercle in posterior lobe of left hemisphere. Effusion into ventricles. Phthisis. Tubercles in the spleen, kidneys and intestines with extensive ulceration in the caecum and small intestine.
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Tuberculosis (Kidney);Tuberculosis (Intestines) ; Ulcer (Intestines)
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 patient stated that for the last two years he had been unusually subject to ‘colds and coughs’, and had suffered almost continually during the last eight or nine months from cough and occasional pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Marsham, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jun 1846
Date of death: 2 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy and thickening of bones of skull. Exostosis on left side of frontal. Effusion in brain. Softening of fornix. Congestion of brain. Old adhesions of lung. Patches of extravasated blood in pulmonary tissue. Blood fluid.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Skull); Exostosis (Skull); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Brain); Adhesions (Lung); Extravasation (Lung)
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: It appeared that the patient had been ill about ten days, suffering from constant and most severe pain in the head and constant sickness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Manning, 66, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 66
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1860
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'Four days before her admission, having previously been perfectly well, this old woman gradually became drowsy, without any headache. The [illness] came on in the afternoon, in the evening she fell off her chair in a state of complete insensibility. She was bled by a doctor who was called in, but did not experience any return of consciousness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Patrick , 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 2 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Thick deposit of concrete, tubercular matter on the posterior surface of the theca of the spinal marrow at the upper part of the dorsal region. Chord compressed and softened. Caries of the laminae and transverse processes on the left side.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Spine); Softening (Spinal cord); Caries (Spine)
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: It appeared that the patient had ben suffering for about two months from pain and a sense of constriction across the upper part of the chest, shooting through to the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

[No name], [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 09 Jul 1847
Date of death: 11 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Large apoplectic effusion in brain with extensive disease of cerebral structure. Fracture of skull with extravasation of blood on surface of brain
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Brain); Fracture (Skull); Extravasation (Brain)
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 brought to the Hospital in a state of insensibility. He had been picked up in Sloane Street by the police and was supposed to be drunk. It was found that he had marks of a blow or injury on his head. It appeared that he fell of a seat and probably hit and injured his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Brain
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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

Jane Piper, 26, Domestic servant

Occupation or role: Domestic servant
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1860
Date of death: 20 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Softening of fornix
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Fuller, Henry William
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This young woman, who had been a domestic servant, had been subject to headaches for a long time; for a fortnight she had been out of health, suffering at first from pain in the chest only. Six days before admission she became delirious, talking and laughing continually, and frequently vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Jeynes, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jul 1846
Date of death: 14 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Acute rheumatism of wrist and elbow joints. Sudden death. Congestion of veins at upper surface of brain. Small quantity of opaque fluid in pericardium. Heart somewhat dilated and flaccid, otherwise healthy. Other viscera congested.
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic diseases (Arm); Congestion (Brain); Dilated (Heart)
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 patient stated that in May last he had an attack of scarlet fever, which confined him to the house for about three weeks which left him weakened and his legs oedematous.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Elliott, 65, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 65
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1847
Date of death: 24 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive extravasation of blood in sub-arachnoid cellular tissue. Diseased arteries of brain. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. Diseased valves of aorta and mitral valve. Atheromatous deposit in aorta and coronary arteries.
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Arteries); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 on the 31st March 1846 after having a fall two days before. She felt quite well up to an hour before admission, when after exerting herself by walking very fast, she was seized with violent pain in the back of the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

William Everett, 75, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Jun 1845
Date of death: 6 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid tissue & in the ventricles. Softening of central white parts of the brain. Apoplectic clot in cerebellum: arteries atheromatous throughout. Lungs congested, large portion at back part hepatized. Heart dilated & hypertrophied. Blood fluid. Kidneys with cysts
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Softening (Brain); Apoplexy (Brain); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Lungs, heart); Cyst (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 stated that in November last, he was suddenly taken with vertigo and weakness of the limbs, but that the fit was not attended by loss of consciousness or by any absolute paraplegia. That ever since that time, he had suffered greatly from pain in the head, vertigo, weakness in the lower extremities and a sensation of numbness principally on the right side, and that occasionally his speech had been somewhat impeded’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Simpson, 42, Navigator and well sinker

Occupation or role: Navigator and well sinker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Sep 1845
Date of death: 15 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Sloughs on back. Slight softening and increased vascularity of the dorsal part of the spinal chord. Fluid in there and in subarachnoid tissue. Exostoses of cranium. Suppuration in front of larynx. Pneumonia. Heart dilated. Aorta atheromatous and calcareous
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Back); Disease (Spinal cord); Effusion (Spinal cord, Brain); Exostoses (Skull); Suppuration (Larynx); Pneumonia (Lung);Disease (Heart) ; Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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 patient was admitted labouring under partial paralysis of the lower extremities, which began shortly after he began work as a well sinker and had to stand nearly up to his middle in water.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spinal chord, cranium, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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