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John Martin, 8, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1849
Date of death: 9 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in the left lung. Tubercles in the right one. Heart healthy. Tuberculosis of the visceral & parietal portion of the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Peritoneum)
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 little boy was said by his parents to have been sickly and ailing ever since he was two years old but he had been much worse during the last 6 months, and 4 weeks before his admission acute symptoms had supervened for which leeches & blisters were applied to the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Anne James, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 6 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very low character. Heart dilated and thin. Other viscera healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
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 complaining of pain in the loins extending up the back to the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Ashley, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1852
Date of death: 15 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Carcinomatous deposits in the liver, ovaries and pleura. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Ovaries); Cancer (Pleura); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: She reported that a tumour had first been observed to the right of and below the umbilicus two months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Simmonds, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 16 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large apoplectic clot, of some standing, in the posterior lobe of the right hemisphere. Other part of brain and vessels healthy. Effusion in the sub arachnoid tissues. Specks of atheroma about aorta. Erysipelas. Abscess in neck.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Neck)
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 paralytic on the left side of the body. It appeared from the friends account, that on the 16th of May she had a fit of an apoplectic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and neck
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Dunn, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 8 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Enlarged heart. Diseased kidneys. Polypus of uterus.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Polyps (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The patient was brought to the hospital suffering under dropsy and great dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ellen Walland, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1852
Date of death: 28 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Old double pleurisy. Recent also on the right side. Bronchitis. The entire liver of a bright gamboge hue
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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 woman stated that her illness had been of four months duration. It had commenced like a fever, with shivering, pains in the loins and severe cold.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Arnett, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1847
Date of death: 21 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Bloody fluid in abdomen. Extravasation of blood into coats of small intestine. Obliteration of cystic ducts. Communication between gallbladder and duodenum.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Extravasation (Abdomen); Extravasation (Intestines); Obliteration (Cystic duct); Communication (Gall bladder, Duodenum)
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 for the first time on the 12th November 1846 under the care of Dr Nairne, suffering from jaundice and severe Bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Stevans, 34, Cook

Occupation or role: Cook
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jun 1856
Date of death: 12 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); 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 woman had enjoyed good health until last October when she began to suffer from vomiting, chiefly in the morning.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Anderson, 58, Painter

Occupation or role: Painter
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 8 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas. Diseased kidneys. Dropsy
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Disease (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: 'A painter. Except an attack of colic 20 years ago, this man had very good health until 7 weeks before admission. He never had gout, nor any dropsical affection’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Archibald Borrie, [No age stated], Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1859
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Pleurisy. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs)
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 was a carpenter, his was of robust aspect and temperate habits. He had enjoyed vigorous health until within a fortnight of his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Smith, [Age not stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [Age not stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1849
Date of death: 11 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Scarlet fever. Anasarca. Hydrothorax. Heart healthy. Kidneys congested
Disease (standardised): Scarlet fever (Systemic); Edema (Systemic); Hydrothorax (Lungs); 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: 'Was stated by her friends to have had scarlet fever 2 months ago. Had recovered in about 3 weeks & 1 week after began to swell. Was more lively than normal on the day she was brought to hospital, had travelled in an omnibus from Battersea, and eaten an orage while on the journey. She had gradually lost her cheerfulness & when admitted was in a state of perfect unconsciousness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Jane Barlow, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1852
Date of death: 5 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Large ovarian cysts containing other subsidiary ones along with thick gelatinous matter. Purulent fluid. Peritonitis. Bronchitis. Old pleural adhesions. Recent lymph in pleural sac
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Ovaries); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Lymph (Pleura)
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 woman was first admitted in July 1851 when she stated that she had been more or less swollen ever since her last confinement which had occurred four years previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Naomi Hardwick, 45, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1849
Date of death: 11 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Purulent deposit in the synovial cavities of both wrist joints with inflammation of those joints
Disease (standardised): Deposit (Wrist); Inflammation (Wrist)
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 patient was admitted in a semi-comatose state, so that it was impossible to obtain any very connected account of her symptoms from her. It appeared that she had been ill 3 weeks, and that 9 days ago she had been at the hospital to have a tooth extracted when her face was much swollen & she appeared to suffer much pain’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Hayman, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 5 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the liver. Sloughs over the hip and sacrum
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver); Sloughing (Hip); Sloughing (Spine)
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 woman had been in the hospital only a short time previously with symptoms of dyspepsia and headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Waugh, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Jun 1856
Date of death: 15 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Extensive long standing Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): 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: An emaciated girl who have a history of cough and pain in the chest for three or more years. She had been frequently under medical care, and her case was considered by those who had treated her as one of phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Shearing, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 61
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 28 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Ascites. Hydrothorax. Valvular disease, dilatation & hypertrophy of heart. Fibrovascular tumor of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum); Hydrothorax (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Tumour (Uterus);
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This woman was first admitted on the 15th Feb of the present year. She then stated that she had found the abdomen first swelling about 2 months ago, she had since then found the left leg especially to swell, but the other had done so in less degree’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Howell, 48, Under servant

Occupation or role: Under servant
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Slight serous effusion in brain. Heart flabby. Kidneys congested with spots of ecchymosis and a a few cysts.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Ecchymosis (Kidney); Cysts (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: This man was brought to the Hospital labouring under a well marked attack of Delirium Tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Bornefield, 59, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 59
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1849
Date of death: 12 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Constipation. Inflammation of the stomach & small intestines. Ulceration of the colon & rectum. Tymphanitis. Gall bladder much distended
Disease (standardised): Constipation (Bowels); Inflammation (Stomach, intestines); Ulcer (Colon, rectum); Tympanitis (Ear); Disease (Gallbladder)
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 patient dated the commencement of her illness from an attack of stoppage in the bowels about 6 months ago, since which she has suffered more or less from pain & swelling of abdomen. On the last day of June she had more pain than normal, & took some domestic remedy which was followed by vomiting & purging & next day she was seen by a medical man & treated for ‘cholera’ ‘
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hume, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Fits. Hemiplegia. Effusion in right ventricle. Softening of posterior wall. Softening of chord.
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Hemiplegia (Brain); Effusion (Brain ); Softening (Spinal cord)
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: It was made out that the patient had first suffered from fits five years before and on this occasion had a more severe fit than usual and lost the use of the whole of her left side, which had turn palsied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal chord and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Nash, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1846
Date of death: 23 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Heart dilated and flaccid. Congestion of veins of brain. Softening of fornix, corpus callosum and walls of lateral ventricles with extensive effusion into ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (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 was admitted in a state of stupor, unable to give any account of himself, and requiring to be roused but then collapsing quickly into his former state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sophia Sizmur, 10, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 15 Jul 1848
Date of death: 15 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Petechial fever
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: It appeared that her illness had only been observed by her friends on Wednesday 12th then a rash came out all over her body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Strathern, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 03 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis. Pneumonia with hepatisation. Gangrene and abscesses of lung. Great dilatation of bronchi.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Gangrene (Lung); Abscess (Lung)
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 excessively weak state suffering from cough and excessive dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Hannah, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jul 1848
Date of death: 17 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of membranes of brain. Disease of internal ear.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Disease (Ear)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: Her health had generally been good but she had occasionally suffered from earache accompanied by discharge since childhood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Mack , 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 April 1855
Date of death: 11 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); 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: A man of rather intemperate habits who dated the commencement of his failing health from last November, when he had a cough and shortness of breath followed by swelling of his legs and thighs, and pain in the hypochondrium. Subsequently his belly enlarged.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Walker, 68, Furnace repairer

Occupation or role: Furnace repairer
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1856
Date of death: 16 Jun 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 was employed in repairing furnaces and was constantly exposed to varying temperatures. By this means he caught cold three weeks before admission. He began to cough, his arms and legs swelled and his water became dark.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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