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William Stevenson, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1848
Date of death: 30 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): No apparent disease could be detected
Disease (standardised):

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 was lifted from the roof of a stage coach upon which he had mounted in Piccadilly only a few minutes before, apparently in his ordinary state of health. It was stated that attention was called to his condition by his hat dropping off, when he was discovered to be dead. When brought to the hospital life was quite extinct. He was stated to have been a temperate man of rather abstemious habits, and generally indifferent health, but with no special ailment’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Entwistle, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1846
Date of death: 01 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the liver. Scirrhous deposit round urethra. Inflamed bladder. Scirrhous deposit round sigmoid flexure of rectum and lower part of vagina
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Urethra); Inflammation (Bladder); Cancer (Intestines); Cancer (Vagina)
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 in a semicomatose state, unable to give a collected account of herself.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Weavings, 48, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1855
Date of death: 1 Jan 1856
Disease (transcribed): Extensive deposit of urate of soda in connection with the joints. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Deposits (Joints); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient had suffered from gout more or less eighteen years. He was exposed to damp a good deal during the week preceding his admission, and pain came on in his knees, ankles and shoulder.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Elmes, 33, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Dec 1854
Date of death: 3 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia. Stricture of the Urethra
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, Pleura); Constriction (Urethra)
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 stated that he had been ill only about a week with cough and cold and pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Anne Legge, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of brain and membranes. Pneumonia and hepatisation of lung. Scrofulous bronchial glands.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 was said to have been taken ill with severe pain in the head, delirium, and occasionally very noisy and troublesome.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sidney Field, 19, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1846
Date of death: 26 Apr 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ulceration of small intestine, cicatrisation and contraction of the gut, reducing its canal to the size of a small quill. Dilatation of gut above. Stercoraceous vomiting. Tubercular and cretaceous deposit in mesenteric glands, but no where else.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Intestines); Cicatrix (Gastrointestinal tract); Contraction (Gastrointestinal tract); Fecal vomiting (Intestines); Tuberculosis (Mesenteric gland); Cretaceous deposit (Mesenteric gland)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient presented himself for admission stating that his bowels had not acted for nine days, and that he felt heavy and unwell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Lock, 43, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Mar 1860
Date of death: 11 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward and Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rouse, James and Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted into the Wellington ward March 31st with a small scalp wound situated about an inch above the nose, & erysipelas of the head & face. It appeared that the woman was of drunken habits & was a week before her admission knocked down by her husband, who was also drunk’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Cook, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and head. Pleuritis and empyema. Pericarditis. Cysts in kidney.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Pericarditis (Heart); Cysts (Kidney)
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 applied for advice regarding a firm tumour of some size adhering to the upper part of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Wick, 41, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 May 1856
Date of death: 11 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man said that he had been complaining of feeling giddy for three weeks. He was evidently dying of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Preedy, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1847
Date of death: 05 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive slough on sacrum. Inflammation of membranes of brain. Numerous puncta of blood in brain. Blood very fluid
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Spine); Haemorrhage (Brain)
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 had been taken to Bethlehem Hospital, but was refused admission on the ground that he was suffering from Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Rowe, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 30
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1854
Date of death: 11 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Haemoptysis. Obsolete scrofulous deposit in the lungs. Chronic pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Haemoptysis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient had been suffering from cough for two years, and had spit blood in the commencement of his illness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Hewett, Prescott Gardner
Medical notes: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Pearse, 23, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1849
Date of death: 22 May 1849
Disease (transcribed): Brain congested, serous effusion in the ventricles. Tubercles in the cerebellum, the lungs, liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Congestion (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Pitman, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'This man, who have a very obscure account of his symptoms, stated that he had been constantly exposed to cold in his work while perspiring and that without any particular cause of illness he had been so weak as to be unable to return to work after the 3rd inst. He had been OP [out-patient for some time under Dr Pitman [Henry Pitman], and had been confined to bed for 3 or 4 days before his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Rebecca Cox, 72, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1856
Date of death: 13 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys and Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: A widow woman who stated that she had been suffering from cough and pain in the chest for two months. She was somewhat emaciated and had slight oedema of the legs. She complained of always feeling chilly, had no relish for food and suffered much from flatulence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Phoebe Macer, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 7 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased Liver. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Early in January this woman had a cough and considerable expectoration. Her abdomen began to enlarge and her breathing became short and hurried.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Saunders, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1847
Date of death: 06 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Perforation of both corneae from sloughing. Considerable slough on the sacrum. Blood fluid. Ascites and effusion of lymph. Contracted liver. Gall bladder much distended.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Perforation (Eye); Sloughing (Eye); Sloughing (Spine); Ascites (Abdomen); Effusion (Abdomen);Disease (Liver) ; Distended (Gall bladder)
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 in an almost moribund state. She had been ailing it appeared between two or three months, suffering from dyspepsia in an aggravated form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Piner, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1854
Date of death: 20 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Acute pneumonia. Peculiar arrangement of the peritoneum forming a sac containing the small intestines
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl was admitted after the hour of visit on the 18th. She was at that time in a state of considerable depression, having been for a fortnight suffering from cough, dyspnea & pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Charles Barnett, 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1848
Date of death: 29 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with red hepatisation. Blood fluid. Diseased kidneys. Fatty heart. Fever?
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Fever (Systemic)
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 reported that he had been taken suddenly ill seven days before admission with shivering and pain all over his body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Brookwell, 47, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 11 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Diseased Liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man had been exposed to the severe cold of the past winter. He had enjoyed good health until four weeks before admission when he had pain in the left side and a hacking cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Jones, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 30 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
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

Thomas Dobson, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 April 1855
Date of death: 13 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Renal and Cardiac disease
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had enjoyed good health until the winter of this year when he was working so hard it wore him out, and he was at last unable to take any walking exercise. Subsequently his legs began to swell, and three weeks before admission he brought up a great deal of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen. 'For examination of brain see Dr Ogle's notes'
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Townshend, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 25 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Hypertophied & dilated heart. Emphysema of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been suffering for 6 months past from swelling of the legs with cough & shortness of breath. He had been liable to cough during 30 years, and had palpitations of the heart during the last 3 or 4 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Edward Perryman, 28, Firewood cutter

Occupation or role: Firewood cutter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 22 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A firewood cutter of exceedingly drunken habits. From the account obtained from his wife, it appeared that he was taken ill on the 9th of April, having been continuously intoxicated for the previous week. He was seized with pains in the head and aching in the thighs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Emma Rogers, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 April 1855
Date of death: 18 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous deposit in Brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis, Lymph Node (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Twelve months before the child had had a severe attack of measles. Eleven days before admission the child showed symptoms of increased weakness, loss of appetite, and she was always thirsty.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Bibby, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 26 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Circumscribed pleurisy. Phthisis. Tubercles & vomicae in lungs. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); Abscess (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This patient was admitted complaining of pain in left side of 6 weeks’ standings, accompanied by cough & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

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