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James Briggs, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Nov 1847
Date of death: 25 Nov 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive rupture of the liver and haemorrhage into peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient was admitted shortly after he had been kicked by a horse on the epigastrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Robert White, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Aug 1847
Date of death: 29 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Cachectic ulcer of the penis. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Penis); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Gee, Adolphus John
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The particulars of this case are not recorded, as the body was removed without examination.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

Fanny Brill, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1847
Date of death: 13 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Large bed sore. Emphysema and oedema of lungs. Peritonitis. Kidneys diseased and bladder inflamed. Diseased aorta.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Arm); Oedema (Leg); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney);Inflammation (Bladder) ; Disease (Arteries)
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 with dropsy of three months duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Sparrow, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Jan 1848
Date of death: 25 Feb 1848
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous tubercles in subpleural cellular tissue and subperitoneal cellular tissue. Scirrhous disease surrounding and producing stricture of bowel. Diseased uterus. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Pleura); Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Intestines); Constriction (Bowel); Disease (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 woman first made application to and was admitted into the Hospital on the 3rd November last year. She was then suffering from diarrhoea, pain, tumour and induration in the right iliac region.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Taylor, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 9 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia and empyema. Peritonitis. Ulceration and perforation of gall bladder apparently from presence of calculi. Ulceration of duodenum.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Empyema (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Gall bladder); Perforation (Gall bladder); Calculi (Gall bladder);Ulcer (Duodenum)
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 woman was admitted suffering from Pyrosis and other dyspeptic symptoms, and from painful and excessive contraction of the flexor muscles of the extremities rendering her hands and feet perfectly useless.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Fairhead, 36, Soldier

Occupation or role: Soldier
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1848
Date of death: 18 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Enormous distention of sigmoid flexure of rectum. Extensive ulceration of large intestine. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Distention (Rectum); Ulcer (Intestines); Dysentery (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient had suffered repeated attacks of Dysentery in the West Indies from the year 1830 to 1839. He then returned to England and remained in tolerable health up to the year 1845 when while stationed in Ireland he was again attacked with his old complaint and suffered again severely the following year.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Patterson, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1848
Date of death: 25 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Gangrenous condition of lung. Scrofulous tubercles in subperitoneal cellular tissue. General peritonitis with secretion of scrofulous matter into peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Gangrene (Lung); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 patient was admitted suffering from symptoms of acute bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Maloney, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1848
Date of death: 8 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Extensive fracture of pelvis from a wheel passing over abdomen
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: As the body was not examined, the case is not entered.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Trimby, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1848
Date of death: 15 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated umbilical hernia. Operation.
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Abdomen); Operation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with an umbilical hernia of about the size of a child's head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Munns, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1848
Date of death: 20 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Puerperal peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the history of this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

James Streat, 24, Distillery worker

Occupation or role: Distillery worker
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1848
Date of death: 31 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Amputation of thigh. Erysipelas. Secondary abscesses in back and shoulders.
Disease (standardised): Amputation (Leg); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Back); Abscess (Shoulder)
Admitted under the care of: Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This man was admitted with a lacerated and contused wound of the dorsum of the foot. His foot had been accidentally jammed by a steam engine.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, hip (right), shoulder (left)
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Louisa Lucas, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1848
Date of death: 20 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritoneal inflammation. Faecal abscess.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Abdomen); Abscess (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: This patient’s illness was said to have commenced in consequence of exposure to cold while menstruating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Curtis, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Sep 1848
Date of death: 25 Oct 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritoneal inflammation. Pelvic abscess
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Abdomen); Abscess (Pelvis)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient had been seen by Dr Lee or a short time before her admission, and he stated that he had discovered one or two tumours in the lower part of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Dobbs, 17, Worker at an Army Furnishers

Occupation or role: Worker at an Army Furnishers
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Jul 1848
Date of death: 16 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Sloughing sores after fever?
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Back); Sloughing (Buttocks); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient was in an exceedingly debilitated condition, unable to move herself and with her back extensively ulcerated from bed sores. She had been subject to some sort of fits, probably of a 'hysterical nature'.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Burnett, 56, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1848
Date of death: 24 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Strangulated femoral hernia. Intestines sloughy. Operation. Low peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Hernia (Thigh); Sloughing (Intestines); Operation; Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'For 4 years she had had a femoral hernia of the right side. At first she wore a truss, but discontinued it at the end of 12 months on account of the pain & distress in the part, and the numbness in the leg which it occasioned. After she discontinued wearing the truss, the hernia became incarcerated, but there is no history of it ever having been strangulated until the 14th of January, when she was seized with pain in the abdomen and vomited several times, the bowels acting only once’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

John Kandering, 41, Chimney sweep

Occupation or role: Chimney sweep
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1848
Date of death: 5 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Chimney sweep’s cancer of the scrotum. Sloughing ulceration of glands in groin. Secondary deposits in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Scrotum); Ulcer (Groin); Deposit (Lungs)
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 chimney sweep by trade, was admitted with a cancerous ulcer situated on the right side & lower part of the scrotum. About 3 years before, there first appeared, in the situation now occupied by the ulcer, a small warty excrescence which enlarged very slowly & without pain. This in about two years began to ulcerate, but as it gave him no inconvenience he did not seek medical aid. In the course of another three months a gland in the right groin began to enlarge and finally wen on to ulceration’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, scrotum, penis, inguinal regions

Type of incident: n/a

Charlotta Lucas, 75, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 75
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1849
Date of death: 23 Mar 1849
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Fluid in left pleural cavity. Heart hypertrophied. Nutmeg liver. Cysts in both kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Lungs, heart, liver); Cyst (Kidneys)
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 who was admitted with general dropsy, dusky complexion and considerable dyspnoea, stated that she had suffered occasionally from dropsy in the ankles since September, that the abdomen had been swelled since Xmas, and that she had never been entirely free from it after that time. She gave an indefinite account of previous palpitation and shortness of breath, and stated that she had never had rheumatic fever, nor detailed any other assignable cause’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Ward, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Wet brain & extravasation of blood in pia mater covering cerebellum. Fatty liver. Oblique inguinal hernia
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Liver); Hernia (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who was an old offender, was stated to have been drinking hard for a fortnight previous to the appearance of his present symptoms, which had only begun to shew themselves 3 or 4 days before admission. He had been in the hospital 3 or 4 times with similar attacks. On the last occasion just after Xmas he had been ill 7 days before his admission, and continued delirious 6 days in the house. His former attack had only been 6 weeks before that one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Richard White, 34, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 May 1849
Date of death: 19 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Abscess in right kidney. Circumscribed abscess in peritoneal cavity. Left kidney enormously hypertrophied. Tuberculosis of the peritoneum. Extensive peritonitis. Scrotal hernia
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Kidneys, peritoneum); Disease (Kidneys); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia (Scrotum)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert and Hawkins, Caesar Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with a scrotal hernia of the left side of 17 years’ duration, never wholly reducible. He had always worn a truss which had prevented the hernia increasing in size until the 3rd of May, when he observed it rather larger than usual, but free form pain. In the evening of the 3rd he had vomiting once, & the bowels acted scantily on the following morning; & then, not again till the evening of the 7th, by injection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Fraser, 42, Pensioner

Occupation or role: Pensioner
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1849
Date of death: 14 Jun 1849
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Mitral valve thick & opaque. Scrofulous tubercular deposit in the subperitoneal tissue & substance of liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys &c
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Deposit (Peritoneum, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'An old pensioner who had been at a review on 1st June, when he said he had sweated a great deal & caught fresh cold. He had however had cough 3 weeks, but denied that he was in the habit of perspiring very freely, or that he had ever spit blood. Was complaining of great weakness so as to be unable to sit up in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Skipp, 13, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 13
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Jun 1849
Date of death: 8 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in both lungs. Enlarged bronchial glands. Heart healthy. Extensive ulceration of the small & commencement of the large intestine. Enlarged mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Enlargement (Mesenteric glands)
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 girl had been in the hospital 8 or 9 months previously with dropsy consequent on scarlet fever, from which she had completely recovered before leaving, but she had suffered more or less ever since from diarrhoea. The abdomen had been swelled & very tender for several weeks, and she said the legs had also been swelled, but were not so on admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Linford, 73, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 73
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 29 Aug 1857
Date of death: 5 Sep 1857
Disease (transcribed): Contusion of chest and loins. Fractured clavicle. Bruise of intestine
Disease (standardised): Contusion (Thorax); Contusion (Abdomen); Fracture (Clavicle); Bruising (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Johnson, Henry Charles
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left clavicle, cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and vessels
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Harriet Capner, 38, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Jan 1858
Date of death: 27 Feb 1858
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of the uterus, bladder, lungs & peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Malignant disease (Uterus, bladder, lungs, peritoneum)
Admitted under the care of: Lee, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard and Lee, Henry
Medical notes: 'A married woman who suffered a year ago from incontinence of urine which her medical attendant attributed to ‘stone in the bladder’, but some three months later it was set down as ‘ulceration of the womb’. Seven weeks ago she had severe pain in the back & abdomen accompanied by the discharge of large black clots from the vagina’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Bennett, 17, Groom

Occupation or role: Groom
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Mar 1858
Date of death: 10 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposit in lungs, spleen, bronchial glands, cellular tissue of mediastinum, lumbar glands &c. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs, spleen, bronchial glands, mediastinum, lumbar glands); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A groom, who was admitted in a very anaemic condition suffering from dyspnoea & a bad cough. He caught cold eleven weeks ago, & his belly at once began to swell, & he had pain in the right hypochondrium. Oedema of the face did not come on until 9 weeks later’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Norwood, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Mar 1858
Date of death: 18 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy of heart. Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys. Congenital phrenic hernia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Hernia (Diaphragm)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'As in the preceding case, no opportunity was afforded for a history of the progress of the disease being taken’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

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