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Jane Cox, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Apr 1845
Date of death: 15 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Scalp wound. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the scalp. Extravasations of blood, both in the cavity of the arachnoid, and in the structure of the brain. Fracture of external malleolus with suppuration in joint and in the neighbourhood
Disease (standardised): Wound (Scalp); Inflammation (Scalp); Extravasation (Brain); Fracture (Ankle); Suppuration (Ankle)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'When admitted, this patient presented the usual symptoms of concussion and a lacerated scalp wound on the back part of the head. The symptoms of concussion were complicated by those of intoxication, as it was subsequently ascertained that she had drunk a considerable quantity before meeting with her accident’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, left inferior extremity

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

John Stevens, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 30 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Haemoptysis. Scrofulous Kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: At his admission he had a cough with purulent expectoration tinged with blood; there was considerable difficulty of breathing with severe pain extending across the chest and down the back.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Wallis, 61, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1845
Date of death: 14 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of the urethra. Chronic affection of the bladder, ureter etc. with mottling & granular degeneration of the kidneys. Large foul abscess in the left loin & extensing along the psoas, into the groin. Recent pleurisy & peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Bladder, ureter, kidneys); Abscess (Loin, groin); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This person had attended the hospital occasionally for many years past, and had been in the habit of having catheters introduced as an out-patient. When he applied in the 9th of April he was suffering from the usual symptoms of retention of urine and stated that he had not passed any water for twenty four hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Appleton, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 20 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
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: As the body was removed without examination, no history of the case is given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined, at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Flora Macdonald, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Apr 1846
Date of death: 17 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large scrofulous abscesses about neck and axilla. Scrofulous deposit in bronchial glands, upon the surface of the diaphragm, in the glands of the abdomen, in the right kidney, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Recent and old peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Neck); Tuberculosis (Arm); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, Ovary);Peritonitis (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: It appeared that during the last year the patient had been suffering from scrofulous abscesses in various parts of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lane, 20, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1845
Date of death: 9 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Slight congestion of brain. Miliary tubercles in lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys & small intestines. Scrofulous deposit in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue of the broad ligament. Old and extensive adhesions in the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs, liver, spleen, kidneys, intestines); Deposit (Pelvis); Adhesions (Abdomen)

Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'On applying for admission, this girl appeared to be half stupid & obstinate, refused for some time to answer questions, and looked about her with a vacant gaze. Her friends stated that she had been subject to fits for many years, and three weeks ago, had one accompanied by screaming and convulsions, and since that time had been in her present mood. That these fits used frequently to occur three or four times a week. That the reason which induced them to bring her to the hospital, was the annoyance she experienced from an incessant cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Stubbs, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Dec 1844
Date of death: 9 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Meningeal apoplexy. Abscess in neck opening into the internal jugular vein. Bloody fluid in both pleurae and in the pericardium. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophical, with a small, unhealthy coagulum in its right auricle
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Abscess (Neck); Disease (Lungs, heart)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'The account this patient gave was that about a year ago he began to perceive palpitations of the heart, & was troubled with constant pain in the head, & occasional nausea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Jessup, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1844
Date of death: 25 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Acute Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 complaining of great pain and tenderness of the abdomen with prostration and restlessness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hooker, 51, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Mar 1851
Date of death: 21 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Large stone in bladder. Lithotrity. Inflammation of bladder & urethra, with an ulcerated opening in the front part of the latter, & a foul abscess. Inflammation of right kidney etc. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Partial softening of brain
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Operation (Bladder); Inflammation (Bladder, urethra, kidneys); Abscess (Urethra); Pneumonia (Lungs); Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient who was a shoemaker & a native of Kent, was admitted with symptoms of stone in the bladder, there being slight pain in the perineum particularly after the evacuation of the urine, & occasional attacks of retention which he stated to be invariable preceded by the passage of blood with the water’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, urethra, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Collins, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Apr 1845
Date of death: 4 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Phthisis?
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs)

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: 'No history as there was no examination’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was removed before it could be examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Gillman, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1844
Date of death: 23 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Extensive tubercular deposit in the lungs and in the sub-peritoneal cellular tissue.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This man was dead when when brought into the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Francis Bond, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1846
Date of death: 11 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of pharynx and larynx. Ossification of the cartilages of the larynx and necrosis of the arytenoid cartilages. Phthisis. Old adhesions of pleurae. Ulceration of caecum. Kidneys granular with inflamed pelves, infundibula etc
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Pharynx); Ulcer (Larynx); Osteogenesis (Laryngeal cartilages); Necrosis (Laryngeal cartilages); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines);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 patient stated that he always enjoyed very good health up to the middle of last December, at which time he experienced a severe attack of inflammatory sore throat, causing almost complete hoarseness, and very great difficulty of swallowing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Molero, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1845
Date of death: 3 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Operation. Phlebitis of the veins of the opposite extremity. Slight peritonitis and pleurisy. Lungs gorged at back part & soft in texture. Gut of a dark colour, but otherwise healthy
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Operation; Phlebitis (Blood vessels); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'Was admitted on the evening of the 22 of March with a small tumor in the left femoral region, tender to the touch, and accompanied by a constant sense of sickness. The pain extends over the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, hernial sac, thorax, right inferior extremity

Type of incident: n/a

James Goddall, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Jan 1844
Date of death: 19 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit in both lungs and in the spleen, with extensive grey hepatisation of the lungs.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Hepatisation (Lung)
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 found laying on the steps of the Hospital in a state of great exhaustion. He had been exposed for nights past in the open air and was in great destitution and half starved.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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

Emma Cooper, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Jan 1846
Date of death: 7 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Cleft palate operation. Subsequently to which, erysipelas of the head and neck, of which she died.
Disease (standardised): Operation (Jaw); Erysipelas (Head); Erysipelas (Neck)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The case is not given as there was no post mortem examination of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined, at the earnest request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Cook , 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Mar 1844
Date of death: 13 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Necrosis of frontal bone. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Liver very large but healthy. A large scrofulous deposit connected with the liver and spleen. Kidneys mottled and mammilated.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Necrosis (Skull); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Liver, Spleen); Mottled (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a cachectic state with ulcers and varicose veins of the leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eleanor Rees, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1844
Date of death: 6 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca with mottled degeneration of the kidneys in one of which was a large patch of scrofulous deposit. Pleurisy. Peritonitis. Chronic inflammation of bones of the skull with scrofulous deposits in various parts of these bones
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Inflammation (Skull); Deposit (Skull)
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: 'She stated that she had suffered from headache more or less severe above three years, from swelling of the abdomen, feet and legs during the last 3 months, and that the catamenia [menstruation] had been absent during nearly the same period’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Stotter, 32, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Mar 1845
Date of death: 30 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Portion of small intestine strangulated by adhesions in the peritoneum. Old & recent peritonitis. Other organs healthy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Intestines, abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

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 complained of intense pain in the lower part of the abdomen which came on quite suddenly after dinner, two days previous to admission, accompanied by most distressing vomiting. She stated that she was habitually subject to costiveness, and that about five years since had suffered from an attack which appeared to her to resemble this in every respect, and which was eventually relieved by purging. At that time there was a distinct lump to be felt at the spot where the pain began’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Carrell, 22, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Aug 1843
Date of death: 15 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular Phthisis. Cavities of Heart dilated; left ventricle thin.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Dilatation (Heart)
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 with symptoms of Phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Young, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Apr 1846
Date of death: 4 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Ulceration of larynx. Kidneys granular. Other organs, nothing remarkable.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); 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 patient was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis Pulmonalis. It appeared that he had been suffering severely since the beginning of the winter from cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles White, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1845
Date of death: 25 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Bronchitis & pneumonia. Dilatation, without hypertrophy, of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
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 in a state of collapse, his countenance and lips especially, quite livid, and his extremities cold. Ether and ammonia were administered, reaction took place, and he then began to expectorate large quantities of thick, tenacious, puriform matter’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

Robert Pearce, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 February 1844
Date of death: 7 Apr 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in both lungs and in the left kidney. Large aneurysm of the aorta.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Aneurysm (Arteries)
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 with symptoms of bronchitis which had followed exposure to wet and cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Littlejohn, 14, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Jan 1845
Date of death: 20 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic pericarditis. Recent pleurisy and peritonitis. Heart enlarged by hypertrophy. Viscera congested
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart); Congestion
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 girl’s account, which has since been verified by her father, who is a perfect martyr to rheumatism, both in its acute and chronic form, was that about three months previous to admission, she was in perfect health, and had never suffered from rheumatism, shortness of breath or pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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