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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

James Stacey, 64, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1849
Date of death: 16 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured ribs. Laceration of the lung. Emphysema. Two old clots in the brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Ribs); Laceration (Lungs); Emphysema (Lungs); Clot (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital on the afternoon of the 14th of May having been knocked down by a cart & thrown upon his chest against the curb stone’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Sarah Hammond, 47, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1856
Date of death: 9 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Brain, Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A poor widow who had been for some time attending the Hospital as an out patient for palpitation. On the 5th she had a fit (probably epileptic) and three fits on the 6th before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Gray, 41, Laundry worker

Occupation or role: Laundry worker
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 May 1856
Date of death: 9 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Arachinitis acute and chronic
Disease (standardised): Arachnoiditis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman was admitted with every symptom of laryngitis. The origin was presumed to be syphilitic but on examination no venereal sores were discovered. She had complained of choking in the throat and vertigo.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, pharynx and larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Chappell, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 10 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid tumour in right thalamus opticus, & in both kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient reported that he had been suddenly seized while at work on the forenoon of the 30th ult with loss of power & of sensation coming in left arm, and quickly depriving him also of the use of his leg. He was alone while it occurred, & was some time before obtaining assistance but during that period he feels certain that there was no loss of consciousness. He managed to crawl to the door of the shop & summon a passer-by to his aid. At first the paralysis was complete but now there is some degree of power, but total anaesthenia continues. He says that his speech was also affected at first, but now there is no paralysis of any of the muscles of the face or tongue’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Cooper, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 May 1849
Date of death: 29 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured laminae, spinous process & bodies of the 5th, 6th cervical vertebrae. Laceration of the cord. Congested lungs & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine); Laceration (Spine); Congestion (Lungs, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted at 2 1/4am, with what was presumed to be fracture of the cervical portion of the vertebral column. He had also fracture of the lower fourth of the right femur & a wound of the integument at the upper part of the forehead. He had been drinking largely during the preceding day & went to bed intoxicated, but awoke during the night & fancied he heard thieves breaking into the house, whereupon he got out on the roof & in leaning over the parapet, lost his balance, & fell into the street below, a distance of 40ft’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, right lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

John Harris, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood beneath the pia mater, & in both lateral ventricles
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, a man of remarkable obesity, was admitted with a small wound at the upper part of the forehead caused by a fall from a pair of steps. It appears that for several days he had been observed to be ‘rather confused in his head’, & it is supposed that having ascended t he steps he had a slight fit and fell, for he has no recollection of the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Patrick Farran, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1849
Date of death: 31 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Lacerated meningeal artery. Extravasation of blood beneath the dura mater
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted cold & collapsed, having fallen backwards into an area while ascending a ladder. He is supposed to have been drunk at the time, but the height from which he fell was not more than 5 or 6 feet’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Charles Edward King, 10, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1849
Date of death: 2 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Wound of the thigh. Sloughing phagedaena. Tetanus. Congested blood vessels of the membranes of the cord. Cord & brain healthy. Increased vascularity of the nerves
Disease (standardised): Wound (Thigh); Phagedena (Tissues); Tetanus (Systemic); Congestion (Spinal cord)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This boy, in attempting to jump from a bridge over the Paddington Canal into a boat, lacerated his thigh upon an iron spike. He was admitted an hour afterwards, having lost much blood since the accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, left lower extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Hockley, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jun 1849
Date of death: 23 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. False membrane on the internal surface of the arachnoid. Extravasation of blood in the arachnoid cavity. Adhesion between false membrane & visceral arachnoid. Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); False membrane (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man had been in attendance as an OP [out-patient] for upwards of 6 weeks and had been at the hospital for a fresh supply of medicine the same morning. He had applied to Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman] merely with cough & sore throat, and while under his care had an attack of haemoptysis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Mortimer, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 24 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured spine. Extravasation of blood in spinal canal & in substance of cord. Brain healthy. Fractured sternum. Congested lungs. Heart atrophied. Intestines distended with flatus. Pelvis of kidneys slightly congested
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Spine, sternum); Extravasation (Spine); Congestion (Lungs); Disease (Heart, intestines, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was at 11am having fallen backwards off a scaffolding from a height of about 9ft & struck the back part of his neck upon a piece of timber laying on the ground below. When picked up he was insensible, but he recovered his consciousness in a few minutes’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Hunt, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 25 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Old adhesions on the left side of the chest. Fractured intercostal cartilage corresponding side. Enlarged liver. Kidneys congested & flabby. Serous effusion beneath the arachnoid &c
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Disease (Chest); Fracture (Ribs); Disease (Liver, kidneys, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was on his first admission placed under the care of the surgeon as he attributed his illness to a kick he had received from a horse on the left side. On examination however it was soon ascertained that although there had been some displacement of one rib from former accident, several years ago, that there were no symptoms referrible to a recent injury, but that he was labouring under some febrile affection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

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

Peter Colston, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 52
Date of admission: 11 Jan 1854
Date of death: 13 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Diseased kidneys. Serious effusion on the brain
Disease (standardised): Stricture (Urethra); Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Brain)
Admitting doctor: Page, William Emanuel
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted in a state of confusion of intellect in which it was impossible to obtain from him any account of his history or symptoms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Anne Bishop, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1849
Date of death: 29 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Blood effused beneath the arachnoid & pia mater. Atheromarous deposit in the arteries of the brain & in the aorta
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta, brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient, a single woman, who gained her livelihood by needlework, was admitted complaining of headache, dizziness & general debility. She presented a pale, sallow complexion, was somewhat emaciated & confessed that for some time back, she had not had sufficient nourishment’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Kay, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jul 1849
Date of death: 6 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna. Fluid in ventricles of the brain. Thoracic viscera healthy. Intestinal canals inflamed throughout. Glands large & conspicuous. Liver healthy, gall bladder distended. Bladder empty
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines); Disease (Brain); Inflammation (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering for two or three days with looseness of the bowels, and was said to have been seized at 11am of the day of his admission with vomiting, purging & cramp’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Brocksopp, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jun 1853
Date of death: 30 Jun 1853
Disease (transcribed): Oedema. Disease of brain?
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Indeterminate); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body at the request of the friends was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Cain, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1853
Date of death: 15 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Epilepsy. Extravasation of blood on the surface of the brain
Disease (standardised): Epilepsy (Brain); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was seized on the morning of her admission with epileptic fits, which continued at intervals throughout the day.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Clements, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Jul 1853
Date of death: 16 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess between the bone and dura mater. Inflammation of dura mater. Pus in cavity of arachnoid
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Skull); Abscess (Brain); Inflammation (Brain); Suppuration (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a depressed state unable to give any account of himself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Mathews, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 64
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1854
Date of death: 16 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fibrous tumor of the dura mater, projecting through the skull, and onto the surface of the brain. Gangrene of the lung
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain); Gangrene (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'The patient had been for long under the observation of the surgeons of the hospital on account of a tumour on the top of the head; and was directed to apply immediately in the event of any illness recurring to him’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Napoleon Bassett, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1849
Date of death: 10 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Fractured skull. Ruptured meningeal artery. Extravasation of blood beneath the bone & between it & the dura mater. Meningitis. Fractured clavicle. Encysted kidney
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Rupture (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Meningitis (Brain); Fracture (Collarbone); Cyst (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This child was admitted with fracture of the right clavicle which had been caused by a fall down a pair of stairs a short time before. He had also on admission a tumour situated above the left ear formed of extravasated blood, which was stated by its mother to have been occasioned by a similar fall about a week before, but she had not noticed anything particular about the child in consequence’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, right upper extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

Walter Terry, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1853
Date of death: 23 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Separation of suture. Effusion of blood between bone and dura mater
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Effusion (Skull); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man was said to have fallen from a scaffold, a height of about thirty feet, striking against a ladder in his descent and pitching on his head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

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