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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

Joseph Harwood, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 1 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Albuminous urine. Ascites. Dyspnoea. Palpitation. Convulsions. Clot in the ventricles and left optic thalamus of the brain. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Dyspnoea (Lung); Palpitation (Heart); Seizures (Brain); Thrombosis (Brain);Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with considerable anasarca. It appeared that his legs had first begun to swell about twelve months before, and latterly also his abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

Thomas Durham, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 6 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of intestines. Congestion of the lungs. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Congestion (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This patient was admitted with the ordinary history and symptoms of fever. He had been ill a week and confined to bed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Jinneway, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 3 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercle in medulla oblong: lymph at base of brain. Miliary tubercles in lung. Facial paralysis. Strabismus
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Paralysis (Face); Strabismus (Eyes)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This child was brought by its mother to the Hospital for the purpose of having an operation for the cure of strabismus performed and admitted under the care of the surgeon. It was soon evident that it was a consequence of deep seated mischief, and she was transferred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
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

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

Charlotte Kidman, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 29 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Spleen enlarged and occupied by fibrin deposits. Diseased kidneys. Atheromatous state of the aorta and coronary arteries.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Enlarged (Spleen); Fibrin (Spleen); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: Seven months before admission she had an attack of jaundice, followed soon after by swelling of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Richard Wiggins, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 19 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granules of lymph(?) on surface of pleura. Disease of liver, with cysts containing coagulated blood throughout the substance. Brain wet.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This patient stated that he had been ill about six weeks and had commenced with pain in the back and numbness of the legs after exposure to the cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax and abdomen
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

John Taylor, 56, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 1 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits and vomicae in both lungs. Hepatized lung on one side. Hypertrophied heart with white patches on its surface. Atheromatous state of the general arterial system. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: He was admitted reporting himself to have been ill for nine weeks with a bad cough, but having evidently suffered from it for a considerable time previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Deacon, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Diseased liver. Peculiar condition of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Upper gastrointestinal tract); Disease (Liver); Disease (Oesophagus)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: This man was attacked by haematemesis between six or seven on the morning of admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, oesophagus 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

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

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

Henry Goodwin, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 1 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Very numerous miliary tubercles. Inflammation of left apex. Recent pleurisy front of right lung
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Inflammation (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: This boy stated when he first applied for relief that he had only been ill a fortnight and that he had suffered from cough, dyspnoea and a pain in the chest and palpitation of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

Thomas Pearce, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Pericarditis. Secondary deposit in lungs and frontal vein
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposits (Lung); Deposits (Veins)
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 had been seized a month before with pain in the left side accompanied by a good deal of cough and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
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

Ann Shepherd, 28, Needlewoman

Occupation or role: Needlewoman
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Typhus fever. Ulceration of caecum. Ovarian cyst containing brain
Disease (standardised): Typhoid fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Teratoma (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: She had been taken ill with shivering, headache, much thirst and great feeling of weakness and depression.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

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