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Caroline Collins, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Feb 1846
Date of death: 7 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Tubercular ulceration of intestines with small abscesses in sub mucous tissue. Liver nutmeg. Spleen studded with innumerable transparent corpuscles. Mottling degeneration of kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Intestines); Disease (Liver);Disease (Spleen) ; Disease (Kidney)
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: This patient was admitted complaining of diarrhoea of a long time standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: Apr 1841
Date of death: Apr 1841
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Strangulated hernia. Abortion. Uterine haemorrhage
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Hernia; Miscarriage; Haemorrhage (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient was three months gone in the family way when she was brought into the house for strangulated hernia. She was operated upon by Mr Cutler [Edward Cutler]; abortion came on after the operation and this was followed by uterine haemorrhage; she died the 2nd day after the operation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen ('The uterus was about the size of the egg of an ostrich; its tissue and the ovaries were apparently healthy. They were not examined as Dr Lee [Robert Lee] wished to have them so as to prepare the uterine nerves and vessels’)

Type of incident: n/a

Martin Walsh , 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 February 1844
Date of death: 7 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in Lungs, Liver, Spleen and Intestines with extensive ulceration of the latter.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung, Liver, Spleen, Intestines); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in an emaciated and debilitated state with symptoms of pulmonary Phthisis of four months duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Lucy Sutton , 21, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Nov 1845
Date of death: 30 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Chronic ulcer of the stomach, blocked up by the pancreas, the adhesions to which had partially given. Extensive peritonitis. Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Other viscera healthy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (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 was admitted complaining of pain in the left hypochondriac region, not increased on pressure, and not aggravated by the deepest inspiration. She stated that for many years she had been subject to pain on the left side, and occasionally also on the right, and that about four years ago, she had a violent attack of haematemesis’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Morgan, 17, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Oct 1845
Date of death: 12 Nov 1845
Disease (transcribed): Diffuse cellular inflammation & erysipelas. Circumscribed abscesses in anterior mediastinum and upon lumbar vertebrae. Extensive pleurisy. Chorea. Brain and spinal chord healthy
Disease (standardised): Inflammation; Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Chest, spine); Pleurisy (Lungs); Chorea (Central nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: Pollock, George
Post mortem examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted with well-marked symptoms of chorea. Her mother gave the following history. At the age of 14, she began to menstruate and had enjoyed very good health up to April last, at which time she experienced a fright, which for about ten minutes rendered her incapable of either moving or speaking. In about a quarter of an hour she entirely regained her speech, but at the same time slight symptoms of chorea began to manifest themselves, both by the twitching of the muscles of the face and by some little involuntary movements in the upper extremities’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium, spinal chord

Type of incident: n/a

John Day, 52, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1845
Date of death: 6 Oct 1845
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca & ascites. Dilatation & hypertrophy of the heart. Pleurisy. Peritonitis old and recent. Kidneys slightly granular
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (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 dyspnoea and anasarca of six weeks’ duration. He stated that the symptoms had begun gradually, without pain or uneasiness of any kind until they were attended by shortness of breath, which within the last week had greatly distressed him’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William May, 31, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 19 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of mediastinum and lung, projecting into the left auricle. Grey hepatisation and suppuration of the lung, with pleurisy. Encephaloid deposit around, and in the left kidney, and around and in the pancreas
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Chest, lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); Encephaloid disease (Kidneys, pancreas)

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: 'It appeared that this patient about two months before admission, was attacked with pleurisy on the left side, for which he was largely bled, both generally and topically, & otherwise actively treated. This treatment left him in an extremely weak state, and during the last fortnight he has suffered greatly from pain & palpitation of the heart, and pain across the loins. These symptoms have induced him to apply to the hospital for relief’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Evan Evans, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Jul 1845
Date of death: 15 Aug 1845
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy on both sides. Red hepatisation of left lung, upper lobe. Grey hepatisation of the lower lobe, right lung, with suppuration & several irregular cavities containing cheesy-looking substance. Heart dilated, walls thin. Atheroma at root of the aorta
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Hepatisation (Lungs); Suppuration (Lungs); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atheroscelerotic (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: 'This patient was admitted stating that he had had a slight hacking cough for many weeks, but that it had never troubled him till a fortnight ago, when it became suddenly worse, accompanied by pain in the chest, and attended by vomiting on lying down’
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

Thomas Dean, 30, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Apr 1845
Date of death: 3 Jul 1845
Disease (transcribed): Extensive necrosis of the iliac bone, with a large foul abscess in the iliac and lumbar regions communicating with the ascending colon, and opening into the groin & lumbar region. Extensive haemorrhage from some of the lumbar arteries
Disease (standardised): Necrosis (Pelvis); Abscess (Pelvis, groin); Haemorrhage
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 in a state of great debility consequent on a course of active medical treatment. It appeared that about a month before the patient’s admission, he was seized with rigors and intense pain in the right iliac fossa, and that in a short time, the pain extended over the whole abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

James Maxwell, 21, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jun 1845
Date of death: 30 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Old adhesions. Phthisis. Extensive tubercular ulceration of the intestines. Mottling degeneration of the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Adhesion; Tuberculosis (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (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 in a state of great exhaustion, consequent on protracted cough, diarrhoea and constant vomiting. He stated that during the last nine months he had suffered from cough, which at intervals had become worse & accompanied by severe pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Howship, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 May 1845
Date of death: 11 Jun 1845
Disease (transcribed): Recent pericarditis. Recent pleurisy on both sides. Kidneys of a dark colour, with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the pelves etc and false membranes covering the mucous membrane. Urine, by microscopic examination, containing pus globules
Disease (standardised): Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys); Inflammation (Tissues); Suppuration (Bladder)
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 with an anomalous eruption, somewhat resembling a combination of turpitigo eczema & scabies, covering the whole body with the exception of the head, hands and feet. The eruption was of 12 months’ duration, and his general health appeared to be tolerably good’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Nash, 43, [Occupation not stated]

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

Type of incident: n/a

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

Julia Little, 24, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 18 Feb 1845
Disease (transcribed): Large ulcer of the stomach blocked up by the pancreas. Peritonitis both recent & of long-standing
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen)

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 stated that for some months previous to admission she had experienced considerable pain in the epigastrium, increased on taking food. That this pain was constant, and that within the last few weeks she had been unable to retain anything on her stomach, vomiting shortly after each meal’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Reece, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 Jan 1845
Date of death: 23 Jan 1845
Disease (transcribed): Malignant ulceration of the stomach, producing perforation of that organ & peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (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, with the peculiar aspect of malignant disease, complained of pain in the left hypochondriac region, of about 2 years’ duration. On being questioned on the subject, she stated that during the whole of this period the pain had been constantly present, was not aggravated after eating, but was much worse after long continued exercise, and was to a certain extent relieved by a recumbent position’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Loveday, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Mar 1846
Date of death: 14 Mar 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Pleurisy. Inflammation of pulmonary tissue. Brain wet, but healthy in structure. Heart atrophied and dilated. Blood fluid. Liver and kidneys congested. Other organs, nothing
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Inflammation (Lung); Disease (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver);Disease (Kidney)
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: This patient was admitted in a state of delirium, unable to give any account of himself. It appeared from the statement of his friends that for about two months he had been suffering from an incessant cough, occasional haemoptysis and profuse puriform expectoration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Thomas, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jan 1846
Date of death: 1 Feb 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae, with very few tubercles, in apices of both lungs, the structure of which was compressed and very oedematous. Old adhesions. Scirrhus of the pylorus, with encephaloid glands. Other viscera, nothing remarkable
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Cancer (Stomach)
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 from the man’s account, that he was in the Hospital about two years before with slight cough and haemoptysis, and that since that time his cough had never entirely left him.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

George Varney, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Dec 1845
Date of death: 11 Jan 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Extensive ulceration of the larynx and trachea, destroying the cartilages. Ulceration of small intestine. White patch on heart. Atheroma in aorta
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx); Ulcer (Trachea); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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: This patient was admitted in a state of exhaustion and extreme debility, consequent upon disease of the lungs of long duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Crompton, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Nov 1844
Date of death: 10 Dec 1844
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very lower character. Viscera in abdomen and thorax healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Keate, Robert. Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and right inferior extremity
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Henley, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Jul 1844
Date of death: 21 Sep 1844
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular deposits in the lungs and sub pleural cellular tissues in the Liver, Spleen, Stomach, Kidneys, Intestines, Bladder and Ovaries and Mesenteric Glands.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient had been suffering from ill health and Amenorrhea for about 15 months before her admission, when she was complaining of severe pain to the pit of her stomach.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jeremiah Stevens, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jul 1844
Date of death: 16 Jul 1844
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis with extensive ulcerations of the mucous membrane of the Larynx.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: About three months before his admission, he seems to have suffered from a severe cold and a cough and expectoration which had continued ever since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Poole, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jun 1844
Date of death: 17 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tumour connected with the tentorium cerebelli. Large effusion into ventricles with softening of fornix and corpus callosum. Miliary tubercles in lungs.
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain ); Effusion (Brain ); Softening (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient stated that he had been quite well until about 10 days previous when he began to have a slight headache which gradually increased.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Laidley, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Jun 1844
Date of death: 6 Jun 1844
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted in a state of great exhaustion and debility and evidently in the last stage of Phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, wind pipe and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Dormond, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 May 1844
Date of death: 9 May 1844
Disease (transcribed): Congestion of Brain with extensive effusion into its ventricles. Pleurisy. Phthisis.
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain ); Effusion (Brain ); Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Seymour, Edward James
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: The patient was admitted complaining of severe pain in the temple and forehead greatly aggravated by noise or excitement and relieved when he was lying down.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

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