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Charles Hine, 48, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Sep 1849
Date of death: 29 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Extravasation of blood in the right lateral ventricle. Optic thalamus broken up, & the corpus striatum displaced
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Injury (Brain)
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 brought to the hospital having fallen down in a fit, in which he had been quite unconscious, but was not convulsed, and was found to have lost the use of his left side’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Powell, 21, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Oct 1849
Date of death: 29 Oct 1849
Disease (transcribed): Continued fever. Erysipelas. Oedema of the glottis. Pneumonia. Ulcerations of the small intestine
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Erysipelas (Skin); Edema (Larynx); Pneumonia (Lungs); 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 was admitted on the 12th day of an attack of continued fever, which had commenced, as she alleged, in consequence of exposure to cold and wet, with rigors and pain of head and back, with sickness and relaxation of the bowels, which had continued for more than a week’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Hughes, 31, Sailor

Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Aug 1849
Date of death: 30 Nov 1849
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Pneumonia. Disease of the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
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 sailor, of intemperate habits, who reported that on his return from sea, he had walked one day 30 miles in the rain, and had then sat down in a public house in his wet clothes, continuing his debauch till his clothes had dried upon him. Next morning his legs began to swell, and have been anasarcous ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Josiah Smith, 38, Publican

Occupation or role: Publican
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jan 1850
Date of death: 19 Feb 1850
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Enlarged abdomen. Hydatid cysts
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Englargement (Abdomen); Echinococcosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man dated the commencement of his illness to a month ago, when he said he was turgid with pain in the region of the liver.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mark Pearson, 44, Gentleman's Servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman's Servant
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1850
Date of death: 30 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. False membrane lining peritoneum studded with tubercles. Old adhesions of pleura. Ulcers in small intestine. Tubercle in kidney
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This man stated on his admission that he had been more of less out of health for two years past. He had suffered a good deal form pain at the epigastrium and flatulent distension.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Hill, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Feb 1850
Date of death: 2 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Emphysema. Paracentesis
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Emphysema (Lung); Paracentesis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient had passed through a very severe attack of confluent small pox only seven weeks before admission, and his convalescence was scarcely complete when he began to have cough and severe pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Walker, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1850
Date of death: 24 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of oesophagus. Foul abscesses in lung. Tubercles in kidney
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Oesophagus); Abscess (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient was admitted complaining of haematemesis which she reported that she had been occasionally subject ever since Christmas last.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Limb, 53, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 53
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Aug 1850
Date of death: 28 Sep 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ascites – from disease of liver?
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Church, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Dec 1850
Date of death: 24 Dec 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Enlarged heart. Granular kidneys. Recent pleurisy, pericarditis and peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Enlarged (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient who had some time previously been in the Hospital with a similar illness to her present one, stated that she had been now for some weeks suffering from swelling of the legs followed by distention of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Taylor, 22, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Feb 1851
Date of death: 7 Feb 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration & perforation of intestines. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Perforation (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This man dated the commencement of his illness to his having been engaged, in his business of gardener, in pulling up some decayed vegetables, the smell of which was very offensive, ten days before his admission. He was seized with sickness, & found himself unable to return to his work, and two days after was attacked by diarrhoea which continued up to his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Nicholls, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1851
Date of death: 15 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Ascites & anasarca, Contracted granular & mottled kidneys. Hypertrophy of heart without valvular disease. Recent pericarditis. Inflammation of areolar tissue & under the fasciae of neck about the larynx & oesophagus. Congestion & oedema of the lungs. Effusion into subarachnoid tissue & ventricles of brain
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidneys, heart); Inflammation (Neck, throat); Congestion (Lungs); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur and Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This patient was twice admitted at no very distant intervals into the hospital; first under Dr Page [William Emanuel Page] on the 12th February complaining of pain across the epigastrium & headache with some oedema of the ankles, and a very sallow aspect when it was ascertained that he was labouring under disease of the kidney with albuminous urine; and next under Dr Wilson [James Arthur Wilson] on 26th March with chronic rheuamtism, pain in head, & some confusion of ideas’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea, pharynx, larynx, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

John Matthews, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Mar 1851
Date of death: 20 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca & ascites. Enlarged & fatty heart. Dilatation of the cavities. Enlargement of auriculo-ventricular orifices, specially the left one but without much valvular affection. Old pericarditis & also old pleurisy on left side. Congested liver
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum); Disease (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Lungs); Congestion (Liver)
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 with dropsy, the legs having begun to swell about a week previously. He had had frequent attacks during 2 years past from which he had always more or less perfectly recovered; and had begun to suffer much from palpitation and dyspnoea, which had become more severe during the last month or 6 weeks accompanied by cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Simmons, 64, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Oct 1851
Date of death: 31 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Ascites & anasarca of lower extremities. Peritonitis. Slightly hypertrophied heart with thickening of the mitral valve flaps
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Lower extremities); Edema (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (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: 'This man reported himself to have been a strong healthy man previous to this attack, accustomed to work hard & to drink somewhat freely. He had been operated upon for cataract some short time previously; and about a month ago his abdomen had first begun to swell’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Francis Banfield, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1851
Date of death: 11 Dec 1851
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation & ulceration of the mucous membrane of larynx & epiglottis. Congestion & slight inflammation of the lungs. Ulceration of mucous membrane of the ileum
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Larynx, epiglottis); Ulcer (Larynx, epiglottis); Congestion (Lungs); Inflammation (Lungs); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William and Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient on admission was unable to articulate except as in a hoarse whisper; his face was very pale, and having his head bound up with a napkin under his chin covering the greater part of each cheek. He had an appearance of exhaustion & emaciation which seemed to indicate laryngeal phthisis. His history however was not so’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, pharynx, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Brown, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Dec 1851
Date of death: 3 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Lumbar abscess
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Moses Larner, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Jan 1852
Date of death: 10 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Paraplegia attended by difficult and laboured respiration. Ecchymosis of blood into the spinal cord opposite the 10th dorsal vertebra, also into the middle part of the left side of the medulla oblongata at about one inch from the lower margin of the pons varolii
Disease (standardised): Paraplegia (Brain); Ecchymosis (Spinal cord); Ecchymosis (Brain)
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 patient reported that on the 25th he had found himself unable to walk, and it turned out that he had suffered from pain in the head for two months previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal column, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Parrott, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Nov 1851
Date of death: 22 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys. Pleurisy. Enlarged and firm spleen containing deposits of fibrine?
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Enlarged (Spleen); Fibrin (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: He was admitted complaining of feeling ill all over, with gradually increasing debility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Gilham , 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1852
Date of death: 25 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood in the substance of the lung. Fibrous thickening and consolidation of a portion of the hearts parietes
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Lung); Disease (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: This woman was admitted in a state of extreme exhaustion. She was alleged to have been spitting blood all the week.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Owen Oakshott, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 4 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Recent lymph in right pleural sac and abdominal cavity and pericardium. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Lymph (Pleura); Lymph (Abdomen); Lymph (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
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 was admitted originally in January stating that his legs had swelled for three or four months and he complained of cough, tightness of the chest and palpitation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Good, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 May 1852
Date of death: 23 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the lungs and kidneys. Double pleural adhesions and diseased kidneys. Effusion of purulent fluid and lymph in the sub-arachnoidean tissues of the brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Kidney); Suppuration (Brain); Lymph (Brain)
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 ailing about six months, and had certainly been losing flesh.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Benson, 43, Literary man

Occupation or role: Literary man
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1852
Date of death: 26 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fibrinous effusions into peritoneal and pleural cavities. Diseased kidneys and spleen with old pleural adhesions. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Fibrin (Abdomen); Fibrin (Pleura); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Spleen); 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: He was admitted complaining of rheumatism of a subacute form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium and blood
Type of incident: n/a

Ignatius Gabrielski, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1852
Date of death: 5 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Phthysis. Extensive deposit in both lungs. Firm double pleural adhesions. Extensive intestinal ulceration
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: A Polish man who could speak no English. He had been suffering for some time from cough, emaciation and latterly had lost his voice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Underwood, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1852
Date of death: 27 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Rheumatic gout. General tuberculosis. Deposits of scrofulous matter in lungs, kidneys, intestinal glands and spleen. Exceedingly small heart
Disease (standardised): Gout (Joints); Tuberculosis (General); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Intestinal mucosa); Tuberculosis (Spleen); Small (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: This girl had been suffering from a severe form of rheumatic gout almost constantly during two years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Welch, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1852
Date of death: 7 Dec 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits in the lungs. Ulcerated intestines. Ulceration of tracheal mucous membrane
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Ulcer (Trachea)
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 long been suffering from cough and expectoration, and had spit blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Talbott, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1853
Date of death: 30 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart. Extravasation of blood into the substance of the lungs. Diseased aorta. Granular liver. Enlarged kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Extravasation (Lung); Disease (Liver); Enlarged (Kidney)
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 long suffered from cough, palpitations and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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