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Anne Lee, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Sep 1844
Date of death: 18 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Extensive diffuse cellular inflammation of inferior extremity. Extensive pneumonia. Heart loaded with fat and very flaccid.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Leg); Pneumonia (Lung); Fatty (Heart)
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 with diffuse cellular inflammation of the right leg and thigh which were much distended and presented numerous red vescications.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Trowbridge, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Nov 1844
Date of death: 19 Nov 1844
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Pleurisy. Old adhesions. Pericarditis. Dilatation and hypertrophy of Heart. Endocarditis. Disease of mitral and aortic valves. Abdominal viscera, nothing remarkable.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Dilatation, Hypertrophy (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
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, in consequence, of exposure to cold, was attacked with pains in the shoulders and knees which afterwards extended to the fingers and wrists.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and 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

Charles Mitchell, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Sep 1844
Date of death: 20 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in sub-arachnoid cellular tissue. Arteries of brain extensively thickened by atheroma. Diffuse cellular inflammation of the neck, spreading to the mediastina. Old pericarditis. Heart dilated. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Brain); Inflammation (Neck); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart, 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: 'Stated that about 10 months ago, he began to experience much giddiness & uneasiness in the head, which had gone on increasing up to the time of admission. That he never had a fit, but at times had found his limbs numb and weaker than usual, & his extremities cold, more especially on the left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Thornton, 27, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 22 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pneumonia. Pleurisy recent and old. Other viscera healthy. Specks of atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta)

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: 'Stated that he had for years been subject to cough during the winter months, which he seldom got rid of till the ensuing spring. That in May last, just as he was beginning to lose his cough, he spat up about a spoonful of blood, & since that time had never been entirely free from cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Ellkins, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Mar 1845
Date of death: 8 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Effusion in the cranium. Arteries of brain atheromatous. Lungs gorged with red, frothy serum and soft in texture. Cavities of head dilated: muscular structure soft; valves slightly diseased, as well as aorta. Blood fluid
Disease (standardised): Effusion (Brain); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Brain); Disease (Lungs); Disease (Head); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'The patient was found to be dead when brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen (‘the contents of the stomach were carefully examined but no poison was detected’)

Type of incident: Trauma / accident?

Samuel Clarke, 47, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1845
Date of death: 22 Mar 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions circumscribing partial empyema. Bronchitis and pneumonia. Chronic pericarditis
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart)

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: 'Stated that having been in the previous enjoyment of good health, he was taken three weeks ago with hoarseness & cough, accompanied by pain across the chest & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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 Dodsworth, 72, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1845
Date of death: 2 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Compound comminuted fracture of the leg with extensive haemorrhage. Heart dilated. Kidneys granular. Coagula in the heart, very small and loosely coagulated
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Haemorrhage (Leg); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidneys)

Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a compound fracture of the right leg. The bone was broken in two places and the surrounding parts were much contused’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, stump

Type of incident: Trauma / accident

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

George Goodwin, 25, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Mar 1845
Date of death: 13 Apr 1845
Disease (transcribed): Kidneys mottled and granular. Brain wet. Fluid in pleurae. Pneumonia. Pericarditis. Hypertrophy of left ventricle. No anasarca
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Disease (Brain, Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart)
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 could give but an imperfect account of his case. It appeared however from the evidence of the friends that he had been under treatment during the last two or three months for pain in the loins, for which he had been cupped. That he had never had dropsy. That the day before, and on the morning of admission, he had had fits, during which he was violently convulsed, foamed at the mouth, and bit his tongue severely’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

Frederick Middleton, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jun 1845
Date of death: 15 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Heart dilated with large coagula of some standing in the left ventricle. White patch on left ventricle. Aorta atheromatous. Kidneys wasted and granular. Spleen small and congested
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Disease (Kidneys, spleen)
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 was admitted on the 28 of May complaining of dyspnoea, palpitation, cough, pain in the chest, diarrhoea & constant vomiting. He stated that he had been occasionally troubled with these symptoms during the last five months, but that they had up to this time passed off, without his having recourse to medical assistance’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Ainscombe, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jun 1845
Date of death: 23 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated with thin walls and soft muscular structure. Recent pleurisy on both sides. Pulmonary apoplexy and pneumonia. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Stroke (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (Aorta)
Admitted under the care of: Macleod, Roderick
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'It appeared from this patient’s account that during the two last years she had at times been troubled with palpitation, which for about six months had been almost constant, giving rise to dyspnoea and great general distress, preventing her taking any exertion & rendering her unable during the last three weeks to lie down in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Evans, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 9 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old and recent pleurisy. Phthisis. Heart dilated. Atheroma in aortic valves and in aorta. Old adhesions between liver & diaphragm. Spleen large & much congested. Kidneys studded with transparent cysts and miliary tubercles
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Adhesions (Liver, diaphragm); Disease (Spleen, kidneys)
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 was admitted complaining of weakness, some dyspnoea, a slight hacking cough and acute pain about the scrobiculus cordis. He stated that he was in perfect health till about six weeks before admission, when he caught cold’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

George Bell, 53, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1845
Date of death: 3 Sep 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Adherent pericardium. Heart dilated & atrophied. Laminated coagula in all the cavities resembling the coagula found in aneurysmal sacs. Pulmonary apoplexy. Abdominal viscera congested. Spleen hard and very small
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Stroke (Lungs); Congestion (Abdomen); Disease (Spleen)
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 ascites & anasarca, and severe palpitation which symptoms, according to his statement, commenced only three weeks prior to admission. He stated that they began rather suddenly, with palpitation, & that the dropsy shortly afterwards ensued. In answering questions, he admitted that he formerly drank & lived freely, but insisted that latterly he had lived soberly and abtemiously’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Samuel, 39, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Jul 1845
Date of death: 5 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Enormous dilatation with slight hypertrophy of the heart. Internal coat of aorta atheromatous and brittle
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (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 was admitted under the care of Dr Nairne [Robert Nairne] in May last, labouring under some little anasarca, dyspnoea & palpitation which was first perceived in the previous February’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne Watson, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Oct 1845
Date of death: 6 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large ovarian cyst, with growths, apparently of an encephaloid nature, springing form its internal surface. Lungs emphysematous anteriorly and loaded posteriorly with red frothy serum. Slight hypertrophy of heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Cyst (Ovaries); Emphysema (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (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 who was suffering from dropsy, apparently ovarian, of two years’ duration, was admitted at the latter end of August under the care of Dr Macleod [Roderick Macleod], in a state of considerable exhaustion, with dyspnoea & some little orthopnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Abraham Kimpton, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1845
Date of death: 15 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Thoracic aorta enormously dilated and pressing upon the trachea and bronchi. Aneurysm opening into the left bronchus. Laryngotomy. Heart dilated. Valves healthy. Lungs loaded with red, frothy serum at back part
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta); Aneurysm (Aorta); Laryngotomy (Larynx); Disease (Heart, 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: 'This patient, a stout, healthy-looking man, was admitted complaining of cough & dyspnoea of long duration. He stated that he had been subject to slight cough with occasional paroxysms of dyspnoea, during the last three years & a half, and that about three years ago, while labouring under one of these attacks, accompanied by severe pain in the lower part of the chest, he applied to the hospital for relief and was bled, cupped & blistered in consequence’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Francis Gaziewski, 33, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1845
Date of death: 15 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Serum & lymph in pericardium. Dilatation & hypertrophy of heart. Specks of atheroma about aorta. Ulceration of larynx & trachea. Tubercular spots in kidney & intestines with ulceration of the latter
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Aorta); Ulcer (Larynx, trachea); Tuberculosis (Kidneys, intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
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, a Pole, was admitted complaining of cough & dyspnoea of four months’ duration. He stated that about the latter end of May he caught cold, and at that time suffered considerably from pain in the chest & cough with profuse expectoration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Meads, 55, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Nov 1845
Date of death: 30 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Low peritonitis. Cirrhosis of liver. Kidneys dwindled. Low pericarditis. Lungs congested & soft. Old ulcers
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Disease (Kidney); Pericarditis (Heart); Congestion (Lungs); Ulcer
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry and Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with an ulcer on each side of the left ankle and two smaller ulcers in the same situation upon the right side. The first appearance of the ulcers was seven years previous to admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Tyler, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jun 1846
Date of death: 4 Aug 1846
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Serous effusion into the pleurae. Disease of the heart.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Effusion (Pleura); Disease (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: The case is not reported, 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

Sarah Pond, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Aug 1846
Date of death: 8 Sep 1846
Disease (transcribed): Pericarditis. Dilatation of heart, especially the left ventricle. Endocarditis. Pulmonary apoplexy. Emphysema. Old pleuritis.
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Disease (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart); Haemorrhage (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
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: From the account given by this patient it appeared that last December a swelling about the size of a marble formed in the right leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Dark, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 6 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Enormous enlargement of the heart, from dilatation of its cavities and hypertrophy of their walls. Disease of mitral and aortic valves. Ascites. Anasarca. Fluid in both pleurae. Other organs very much congested.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Universal); Effusion (Pleura)
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: It appeared that about four years ago this man underwent a severe attack of rheumatic fever. This attack left him in an extensively weak state and suffering very considerably from palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Oliver, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Dec 1845
Date of death: 7 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the oesophageal region of the stomach, with large masses of encephaloid deposit about the liver. No other organ affected with this disease. Red heptisation and congestive pneumonia. Two or three large crude tubercles. Heart dilated and flaccid.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Liver); Disease (Lung); Pneumonia (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: This patient reported that during the last seven or eight months his health and strength had been gradually failing. He said that his illness began rather suddenly with inability to swallow freely, soon followed by pain at the epigastrium after eating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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