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Richard Corpes, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1852
Date of death: 11 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium and coma preceding death. Pneumonia. Red hepatization. Hypertrophied heart with extreme contraction of the mitral valve orifice although not attended by murmur
Disease (standardised): Delirium (Brain); Coma (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a very peculiar state. His brother reported that he had been ill some three or four months with cough, shortness of breathing, and he had spit some blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Patrick Maddigan, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1853
Date of death: 15 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Endocarditis. Typhus
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Endocarditis (Heart); Typhus, epidemic louse-borne (Systemic)
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 labouring under the worst form of fever with great depression.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John James, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 11 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysm of the ascending aorta. Also pouch in the septum of the ventricle of the Heart.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries); Indeterminate (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 had been in the Hospital during a great part of the winter with Bronchitis, general dropsy and albuminous urine. He then went out for a few weeks somewhat relieved, but returned in March much increased in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Farmer, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jul 1849
Date of death: 14 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna. Brain healthy, lungs healthy, heart flabby. Mucous membranes of intestinal canal congested, solitary glands of the intestines very prominently marked
Disease (standardised): Cholera (Intestines); Congestion (Intestines)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: 'Although suffering from diarrhoea for two days, this patient had gone to his work as usual on the morning of his admission at 6 o’clock, but was very soon obliged to desist, being seized with vomiting and cramps, with increase of diarrhoea, and he was brought to the hospital about 9am in a state of collapse’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Hamlet, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Date of admission: 16 May 1854
Date of death: 7 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Ulceration of the intestinal canal
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry and Holmes, Timothy
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted with an attack of diarrhoea which had lasted nearly 3 weeks. He had slight cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Hannah Brooks, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1850
Date of death: 19 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Extra-uterine felation. Haemorrhage into peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Pregnancy, ectopic (Abdomen); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
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: The account given by this patient on her admission was that her illness had commenced last March with severe pain in the abdomen accompanied by rigors and perspirations and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Welsh, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1848
Date of death: 18 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Petechial fever. Sloughy marked cerebral symptoms
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Sloughing (Brain); 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: Admitted covered with haemorrhagic petechiae which was not at all elevated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

James Hawkes, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 05 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Old adhesion of pleura. Great congestion of lungs. Pleuritis with extensive effusion of fluid and compressed lungs. Pericarditis. Flabby heart. Dilatation of aorta.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (Leg); Adhesion (Pleura); Congestion (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Compressed (Lung);Pericarditis (Heart) ; Disease (Heart) ; Dilatation (Arteries)
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 man who reported that he had been a free drinker, and had suffered from Rheumatic Fever, was admitted suffering from ascites and some little anasarca of the lower extremities.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Walter Smith, 21, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Jul 1853
Date of death: 16 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Ulceration of the intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 had been ill seven or eight days. He was in a low and depressed state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Drew, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 1 Jul 1846
Disease (transcribed): Aneurysms of the aorta, one of which burst into the pericardium. The other a very large one compressed the left common carotid and the sub clavian, the latter, being at its commencement, completely clogged up with coagula.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries)
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: It appears from the patient that he had suffered from pain in the left shoulder and left side of the chest, coldness in the left arm, and occasional tingling of the left fingers for about seven months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Young, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 May 1855
Date of death: 13 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: Of this man's history nothing very satisfactory could be gleaned. Two years ago he had a fall and broke his arm. Since the accident he had frequently complained of pain in the head. He had vomited at different times, but whether there was any connection between this and the head affections could not be ascertained.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

Martha Lewis, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 64
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 8 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the ovaries. Chronic peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This woman stated that her legs had been swelling for 4 months past, up to which time she had enjoyed very good health. On the 4th she had been seized with shivering, sickness & diarrhoea, followed by inflammation in the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Jessie Davis, 63, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1849
Date of death: 17 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood in the arachnoid cavity, adherent to the dura mater. Brain healthy. Cholera maligna
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Cholera (Intestines)
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 woman who was to have been the widow of a physician and to have been at one time in good circumstances, had latterly been almost destitute. She stated that she had been in very bad health and had had much trouble of late, and also mentioned that she had received not very long ago, a severe blow on the head; in consequence of all this, she had been suffering for a month past from almost constant diarrhoea, and also occasional sickness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident?

Thomas Lewis, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 19 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of intestines. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: This patient was seized before admission with shiverings, pains in the limbs, and other ordinary symptoms of continued fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Carter, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1855
Date of death: 22 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro Pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Lung, 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: A robust looking man who caught cold on the 11th May which was followed by aching pains in the face and back, cough, and pain in the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Underkill, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 24 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
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, who had had pretty good health, except that during the preceding 6 years he had suffered much from carbuncles, became a patient on Mar 15, under Dr Page [William Page]. He then had the symptoms of not very severe pleurisy, sharp pain and dullness at the lower portion of the right lung, and a slight dry cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Mary Conroy, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1846
Date of death: 08 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of glottis. Lungs congested. Peritonitis and ascites. Kidneys enlarged and much diseased. Uterus enlarged and flabby with dark coloured lining membrane.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Larynx); Congestion (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Uterus)
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 suffering from dropsy, reported to be four months duration. She had been confined and gave birth to a healthy child about ten months before, though in the latter months of gestation her legs had swelled.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Lee, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jan 1856
Date of death: 18 Jan 1856
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Pregnant Uterus.
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lung); Pregnancy (Uterus)
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 bourne twelve children, all of them prematurely. She was engaged in giving errands for her husband who is a tailor, and during the damp foggy November weather was often compelled to wear wet shoes all day. Towards the end of the months she caught a violent cold and then a cough and her breathing became affected.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen. The uterus contained a healthy looking foetus.
Type of incident: n/a

William Guymer, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 26 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the bowels
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Bowels)
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 patient of Dr Nairne’s [Robert Nairne] once years before (Aug 1845) with an intestinal obstruction which lasted 15 days […] He was readmitted on the 23rd of May. He had suffered from diarrhoea and pain in the bowels for some days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right elbow, cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Charles Headley, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 May 1855
Date of death: 16 May 1855
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: As the body was not examined the case is not reported.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Monk, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1852
Date of death: 30 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Hydatids of the liver and omentum. Bile tinged condition of various fluids. Peritoneal inflammation preceded death
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Echinococcosis (Liver); Echinococcosis (Intestines); Inflammation (Abdomen)
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 jaundice had been gradually coming on for seven weeks, but had during the last few days become much more marked.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Frederick Oldacre, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1852
Date of death: 4 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Phthysis. Both lungs affected, but especially the right one, by scrofulous deposit. Large vomicae in lower part of right lung. Slight ulceration of the colon
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (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 was admitted in an emaciated state with blueish patches on each cheek, complaining of cough which he said was only of six weeks standing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Fitzmorris, 47, Labourer

Occupation or role: Labourer
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 31 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Pneumonia. Abscess of the lung
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Abscess (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: 'A labourer, formerly a soldier, of temperate habits. Excepting a slight cough which he had had for 7 or 8 weeks, this man enjoyed good health until 5 days before admission, when he was attacked with very acute pain in the right breast accompanied with diarrhoea and vomiting’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Pigeon, 54, Manservant

Occupation or role: Manservant
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 28 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): General dropsy. Adherent pericardium. Diseased valves. Old peritonitis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); 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: This patient stated that his present illness was of six weeks or two months duration, and that it had begun with swelling of the abdomen followed by general dropsy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Elliott, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1848
Date of death: 30 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Oesophagus)
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: This patient stated that his illness commenced with an occasional sensation of choking after taking food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, neck and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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