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John Farry, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 4 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys and liver. Congestion and extravasation of blood into the lung. Hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Congestion (Lung); Extravasation (Lung); Disease (Heart)
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 admitted with considerable anasarca especially of the lower extremities, and excessive dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Phillis Todd, 19, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1849
Date of death: 13 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Stone in the bladder. Dilatation of the ureters & pelves of the kidneys. Inflammation of the lining membrane of the bladder, ureters, pelves of both kidneys, with abcesses
Disease (standardised): Calculus (Bladder); Disease (Ureters, kidneys); Inflammation (Bladder, ureters, kidneys); Abscess (Bladder, ureters, kidneys)
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 girl stated that she had been taken ill 3 weeks ago with severe pain in the back, and stiffness in the knee-joints, with straining & scalding in passing water. She had a shivering fit last week and five days ago pain came on in the lower part of the abdomen and for the last 2 or 3 days the bowels had been relaxed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Smith, 59, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 12 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Old pleurisy. Thickening of capsule of liver and spleen. Stiffening of valves of heart. Atheromatous aorta and coronary artery. Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Thickening (Liver); Thickening (Spleen); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries);Pneumonia (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: A woman who was reported to have been of very dissipated habits, admitted with very extensive anasarca and considerable dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Julia White, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1851
Date of death: 16 Aug 1851
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular inflammation of the membranes at the base of the brain. Tubercular infiltration of both lungs & vomicae at apex of the right one. Tubercular deposit at the surface of the liver & kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain, lungs, liver, kidneys); Inflammation (Brain); Suppuration (Lungs)

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 girl was said to have been taken ill only about 5 or 6 days before her admission. She could not give a distinct account of her state or the progress of her symptoms, and seemed confused in mind. She said that she had suffered solely from pain in the head, that she had had no shivering or pains in the limbs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Riddle, 65, Journeyman baker

Occupation or role: Journeyman baker
Age: 65
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 20 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Dilated aorta. Hypertrophy of heart. Diseased kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Aorta, heart, kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man had been a journeyman baker. He had had more or less cough for years, and was subject to gout. He never had had acute rheumatism’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Eales, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1851
Date of death: 17 Aug 1851
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhus of the liver affecting also the gall bladder & cystic duct & this making the latter impervious
Disease (standardised): Scirrhus (Liver, gallbladder, cystic duct)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: 'In its early stages this case presented chiefly the character of aggravated dyspepsia. She said she had been ill 2 months before her admission, that she had experienced an almost constant sensation of beating at the pit of the stomach, which was accompanied by pain especially on pressure’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Edward Gayton, 23, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1860
Date of death: 20 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Dropsy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 clerk. When 7 years ago he had scarlatina and never was well afterwards, being ‘delicate’ and subject to superficial abscesses, but he never, as far as he knew, had any trace of dropsy until the end of January of the present year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Skeins, 60, Household servant

Occupation or role: Household servant
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 17 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the peritoneum, pylorus of the stomach and pancreas. Dilated heart and emphysema of the lungs. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Pancreas); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); 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: The history of this case was that he had suffered for two or three years from indigestion, flatulence and constipation, with pain in the stomach after food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Connor, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Date of admission: 15 May 1854
Date of death: 2 Jul 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Disease of the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl stated that her legs had been swelled for 2 months before her admission, and her abdomen had subsequently also become enlarged’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Susan Frith, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1847
Date of death: 14 Aug 1847
Disease (transcribed): Vomicae and tubercles in both lungs. Adhesions of both pleurae. Scrofulous disease of kidneys. Ulceration of mucous membrane of bladder. Fistula in ano.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Kidney); Ulcer (Bladder); Fistula (Intestines)
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 moribund state. It appeared that she was confined prematurely about six months ago, and from that time had been gradually getting thinner and weaker.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Hill, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1850
Date of death: 10 Oct 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Fluid in pleurae, pericardium and peritoneum. Liver large congested. Kidneys large, pale, mottled
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Heart); Effusion (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Disease (Kidney)
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: Having passed through her first confinement only three months ago, this patient had first suffered from dropsy in the latter part of her pregnancy and about six months before admission, having commenced with swelling of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Jones, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 24 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Hypertrophy of heart. Recent lymph in serous cavities
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart)
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 general dropsy of about two months standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Daniel Newson, 74, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Jan 1855
Date of death: 19 Jan 1855
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

James Gilman, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Dec 1847
Date of death: 17 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Scrofulous cavity in apex of lung. Pericardium adherent. Diseased heart. Diseased kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Adherent (Heart); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Desmond, 44, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 5 Sep 1849
Date of death: 5 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna. Thoracic viscera healthy, blood quite fluid. Intestines vascular, glands healthy except near the lower end of the ileum. Kidneys congested
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines); Congestion (Kidneys)
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 admitted in the evening of 5th Sept, in the stage of collapse of cholera. He had only been seized at 2 the same afternoon with purging, vomiting & cramps in the limbs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Uridge, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 28 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart & kidneys. Purulent peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart, kidneys); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman had been in the hospital in September /59 and in March ‘60. At the latter of these periods, she stated that she had never had a rheumatism, but that for the last 4 years, she had occasionally suffered from palpitations, swelling of the legs, especially at night, swelling of the belly and cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Spiers, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1852
Date of death: 6 Sep 1852
Disease (transcribed): Granular cysted kidneys. Old pleuritic adhesions. Miliary scrofulous deposits in the lung. Dilatation of the right ventricle of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Cysts (Kidney); Adhesions (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart)
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 had been subject to dropsy three years past. It had commenced in the first instance by an attack of purging and vomiting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Chambers, 33, Brass finisher

Occupation or role: Brass finisher
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Jul 1856
Date of death: 1 Aug 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys. Fluid in Pleural and Pericardial Sacs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (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: This man was admitted in a state of great distress from pain in the chest and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

John Draper, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Sep 1852
Date of death: 18 Sep 1852
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged heart with dilated cavities. Fibrinous deposits on the aortic and mitral valve flaps. Pericardium adherent. Old pleuritic adhesions. Cysted and diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Fibrin (Heart); Adherent (Heart); Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Kidney); Cysts (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: A man of extremely dissipated habits who was first admitted under Dr Bence Jones on 24th December 1851 when he stated that he had been long subject to cough and had spit blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Evans, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Sep 1850
Date of death: 14 Oct 1850
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Albuminuria.
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Albuminuria (Kidney)
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: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined at the request of the friends
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Jackson, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1853
Date of death: 30 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease kidney. Peritonitis. Ulcerated intestines. Deposit of fibrin on the inner surface of the small intestines over an extended surface
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Fibrin (Intestines)
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 presented on admission much of the appearance of suffering from congestion of the liver, accompanied by unusual abdominal tension and tenderness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Witchlow, 32, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1849
Date of death: 8 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Vessels of the meninges loaded with blood. Brain wet & soft. Kidneys congested & softened
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Disease (Brain, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'It was difficult to obtain any history of the commencement of this man’s illness. It was only ascertained that he was a potman belonging to a public house in the neighbourhood, & had been taken ill on the 4th inst when he was carried to the work house, that they had found him rather unmanageable there, and were sending him to a lunatic asylum, when he was seized with some sort of fit on the way, and was brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Wainwright, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Aug 1853
Date of death: 31 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Hypertrophied heart. Extensive atheromatous state of the arterial system
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); 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: This patient stated that he had suffered from cough for several years which had become much worse during the last nine months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Redkinson, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Aug 1853
Date of death: 8 Sep 1853
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
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: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Perrin, 34, Sailor

Occupation or role: Sailor
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1858
Date of death: 15 Jul 1858
Disease (transcribed): Diseased heart. Congested kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Congestion (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A sailor who came in suffering from anasarca & dyspnoea. He had been out of health for 7 or 8 months with pain in the chest and slight cough, but had never spat any blood. He was in the hospital three years ago for disease of the heart & no account of any rheumatic attack was ever obtained’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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