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Sarah Kent, [No age stated], Laundress

Occupation or role: Laundress
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Feb 1852
Date of death: 27 Feb 1852
Disease (transcribed): Old double pleurisy. Recent also on the left side. Scrofulous matter with surrounding hepatization in the middle of both lungs. Emphysema. The bullae having very peculiar character. Dilatation of right side of heart with hypertrophy. Fibrous tumours of the uterus and surrounding peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Cancer (Uterus); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: She alleged that she had caught cold in going out of the heated room in which she was in the habit of working about eight weeks before her admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, uterus and appendages
Type of incident: n/a

David White, 36, Baker

Occupation or role: Baker
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Jan 1852
Date of death: 3 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Old pleurisy on right side. Recent pleurisy on left and pneumonia. Bronchitis. Hypertrophy of the heart and atheroma of the aorta. Fluid state of the blood
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He had observed his urine to be more scanty than usual about a month ago, a symptom which was soon followed by swelling of the ankles and scrotum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Lambert, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 30 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Coma. Ulceration of intestines. Engorgement and friable state of the lungs. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Diarrhoea (Intestines); Vomiting (Stomach); Coma (Brain); Ulcer (Intestines); Disease (Lung);Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient had been ill only eight or nine days. He had been seized with shivering, pain in the head and in limbs, with some soreness of throat, diarrhoea and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Wells, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Jul 1852
Date of death: 5 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart with wart-like vegetations on the valves. Fluid in pleural, pericardial sacs. Old left pleural adhesions with white patches on the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Fluid (Pleura); Fluid (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with palpitation of the heart, dyspnoea, jaundice and anasarca of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Cushen, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1852
Date of death: 12 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Heart dilated and hypertrophied with valvular disease. Fibrinous deposit in the hearts walls. Old pleural adhesions and false membrane compressing the lung
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Fibrin (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura); False membrane (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: This man was admitted suffering with intense dyspnoea, with considerable emaciation and great lividity of the countenance.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Groom, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1852
Date of death: 17 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Death after a kind of fit. Much effusion of clear fluid in the ventricles and sub arachnoid tissue found. Dilated heart and old left pleural adhesions. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Seizures (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura); Fluid (Blood)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: A man of very dissipated habits who had been drinking hard during the previous week, was seized with symptoms of nervous derangement, sleeplessness, restlessness, excitement and tremulous movements.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

James Laing, 60, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1852
Date of death: 20 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid carcinomatous tumours in connection with the ribs outwardly, as well as inwardly pressing considerably upon the lung, also carcinoma of bronchial glands. Enlargement of the right leg with softening coagula within the veins thereof and at lower part of v. cava inf.
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Ribs); Cancer (Lung); Enlarged (Leg); Coagula (Veins)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He admitted that he had been of dissipated habits. His complaint was of pain in the right side with some swelling under the pectoral muscle.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Watson, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1852
Date of death: 27 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic fever. Diseased heart and kidneys. Bronchitis. Soft lacerable state of lung. Pleural sacs full of clear fluid and also pericardium
Disease (standardised): Rheumatic fever (Tissues); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Bronchitis (Lung); Softening (Lung); Fluid (Pleura); Fluid (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: The commencement of his illness dated from an attack of what had been called by his medical attendant rheumatic gout, which was probably acute or subacute rheumatism.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Haywood, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1852
Date of death: 3 Nov 1852
Disease (transcribed): General paralysis. Extreme dilatation of ventricles with clear fluid. Softening of white central parts of the brain. Solidification of the lung
Disease (standardised): Paralysis (Brain); Disease (Brain); Solidification (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been under treatment for some little time on account of stiffness and feeling of weakness and numbness in both legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susannah Flinn, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1852
Date of death: 8 Dec 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart and pericardium. Fatty liver. Bed sores causing ulcerative destruction of the coverings of the trochanter of the femur also of the ligamentous tissues producing dislocation
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Pressure ulcer (Skin); Ulcer (Leg); Dislocation (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This girl was admitted with a fibrile attack which was associated with symptoms of a rheumatic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Barnes, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Dec 1852
Date of death: 18 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthysis. Scrofulous deposit in the lungs in various stages. Diseased liver. Thickened capsule of the spleen
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Liver); Thickening (Spleen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a very weak and depressed stated, with a dusky colour of the face, cough and nervous anxiety.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Taylor, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 31 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Debility and haemoptysis. Peculiar and excessive anaemic look. Consolidated lung with oedema. Albuminous urine, but kidneys natural
Disease (standardised): Fraility (Systemic); Haemoptysis (Respiratory tract); Anaemia (Blood); Oedema (Lung); Albuminuria (Urine)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This lad stated that he had been ailing since October 1851 when he had some slight illness and had never recovered his health since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Iles, 48, Dock worker

Occupation or role: Dock worker
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Mar 1853
Date of death: 11 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestines. Deposit of scrofulous matter in the lacteal vessels and mesenteric glands
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Vessels); Tuberculosis (Lymph nodes)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: A man who was employed in the wine vaults at the London Docks. He attributed his catching cold to getting constantly wet during the long continued rains.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Hall, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Apr 1853
Date of death: 27 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of the ileum
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient had been ill only ten days before her admission. He had been attacked by headache, shivering, pain in the abdomen, thirst, loss of appetite and considerable diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Brocksopp, 49, [No occupation stated]

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

John Bowen, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1853
Date of death: 4 Nov 1853
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Gangrene of the lung
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pnuemonia (Lung); Gangrene (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in a moribund state having been attacked only a fortnight before with cough and severe pain in the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Byrne, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1855
Date of death: 23 Mar 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart. Emphysema of the lungs. Encephaloid disease of the Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Cancer (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: When admitted, this woman was anxious and distressed, and far too ill to allow any history of her case being obtained. All that could be learnt was that she had been out of health for eight weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ferenez Borsko, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 24 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Caries of Temporal Bone
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Skull)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was admitted in the last stage of Phthisis, and his great reluctance to give answers on account of his dyspnoea made it almost impossible to learn particulars of his history.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, glands of neck and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Cooper, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 April 1855
Date of death: 7 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Cysts connected with inner surface of Dura Mater
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Central Nervous System)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman had not felt in strong health for a year past, but had been worse since Christmas when she took cold whilst engaged in laundry work. She first had a slight cough, pain in the limbs and general feeling of languor.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal canal, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Princess, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 May 1855
Date of death: 24 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Congested viscerae
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Congestion (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: On the evening of the 20th the patient had complained of sore throat but went to work as usual on the 21st. During the day he got worse and in the evening he was delirious. The following day his friends brought him to the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Pharynx, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Dove, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1855
Date of death: 15 Jul 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart, Kidneys and Liver. Cyst containing blood and pleural sac communicating with valves of the Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Cysts (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: When this man was admitted he was labouring under orthopnoea, with a livid face, blue hands and cold nose, and it was thought that he would sink before being put to bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Murray, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1855
Date of death: 29 Dec 1855
Disease (transcribed): Congested Kidneys and Lungs. Very dilated bladder
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Kidney); Congestion (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This woman stated that she had been suffering from pain in her legs and ankles, with loss of appetite and inability to sleep for about ten days.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Urvois, 19, Nursemaid

Occupation or role: Nursemaid
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1856
Date of death: 7 Mar 1856
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of Stomach. Perforation Peritoneal abscess
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach); Perforation (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This woman had been taken ill the night before admission with a violent stitch in the left side and pain in the abdomen, followed by vomiting and purging.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Watkins, 23, Footman

Occupation or role: Footman
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1856
Date of death: 22 Mar 1856
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Abscesses in the Brain
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Abscess (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had been ill for about a fortnight. The attack came on with shivering, languor and pyrexia which he attributed to a cold. When admitted he was rapidly falling into a typhoid condition and had lost the use of his right arm.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Dunn, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Date of admission: 22 Feb 1854
Date of death: 13 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Debilis after jaundice. Erysipelas
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Erysipelas (Skin)
Admitting doctor: Wilson, James Arthur
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This woman stated that she had been ailing for over three years, but had been worse during the past 6 or 8 months. She had had an attack of jaundice in summer and had never recovered her strength, but had been in a particularly low & weak state during the winter’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

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