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Mary Carr, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1853
Date of death: 25 Feb 1854
Disease (transcribed): Haemorrhage from the bowels. Bronchitis. Old cretaceous deposit in lungs
Disease (standardised): Haemorrhage (Bowel); Bronchitis (Lung); Deposit (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This woman was admitted under the care of Mr Johnson, having suffered for some time under piles, as she supposed, & lost a good deal of blood from the bowel’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax

Type of injury: n/a

William Wood, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Feb 1853
Date of death: 15 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Emphysema. Ulcerated intestines. Small heart
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines); 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: The patient had been suffering from cough and spitting for twelve months.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Richardson, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 18
Date of admission: 15 Feb 1854
Date of death: 28 Feb 1854
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Bronchitis. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Ulcer (Intestines)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been previously ailing for about 5 weeks, but had not made any particular complaint of illness till the 11th when he was attacked by shivering, headache, pain in the back & prostration of strength, he was obliged then to give up work, but had not kept [to] his bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Emma Dalton, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Jan 1851
Date of death: 17 Mar 1851
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Adhesions between the various viscera of abdominal cavity. Inflammation, proceeding to extensive ulceration of the ileum & colon. Old pleurisy on the left side & old pneumonia also on both sides. Bronchitis
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Adhesion (Abdomen); Inflammation (Ileum, colon); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Bronchitis (Lungs)
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 girl, in whom the catamenia [menstruation] had never appeared, and was of course supposed by her mother to be suffering from this cause, stated that a month before her admission, she had suffered from pain in the abdomen with considerable distention, which had disappeared; during the last fortnight hse had headache, & felt out of sorts, & the pain had recurred in the abdomen at intervals. She had been able to continue at work until the morning of 21st when she had a severe rigor’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Lee, 67, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 67
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1850
Date of death: 3 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Heart large. Disease of mitral valve. Contracted liver. Kidneys mottled
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Hands); Oedema (Feet); Disease (Heart); Contraction (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: This patient stated that she had been suffering during the five months past from occasional swelling of the hands and feet. At first the abdomen had also swollen, but had not done so of late.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Mary King, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Nov 1852
Date of death: 7 Jan 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Ulceration of the ileum
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 suffered from cough and spitting for nine or ten months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Farrer, 46, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Jan 1849
Date of death: 7 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Ascites (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 patient presented on admission the appearance of jaundice, aggravated by a considerable amount of delirium. He was reported by his friend to have been during 30 years a man of most dissipated habits, drinking regularly for some time past 3 bottles of gin daily and occasionally reaching 5. He had however not suffered under any severe illness, with the exception of having had one or two attacks of delirium tremens’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Rose, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Mar 1856
Date of death: 15 Mar 1856
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Diseased Kidneys. Diabetes
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Diabetes Mellitus (Pancreas)
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 in the Hospital a few weeks ago suffering from ascites and slight pneumonia. He had two attacks of haematemesis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

George Martin, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1851
Date of death: 29 Mar 1851
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Blood fluid. Enlargement, congestion & ulceration of glands in small & large intestine
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Disease (Intestinal glands); Ulcer (Intestinal glands)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'This lad was said to have been taken ill about a fortnight before his admission, with cold, accompanied by shivering, & cough, pains in ‘his bones’, and also in the abdomen followed by diarrhoea. He had been confined to bed a week, had lost his appetite, and felt very weak. He had become rather deaf since his attack, had a hot skin, quick pulse, dry & coated tongue & much thirst’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Wyatt, 68, Weaver

Occupation or role: Weaver
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Feb 1855
Date of death: 1 Mar 1855
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the Liver
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Liver)
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: His general health had been very good until two years before when he first experienced sudden pain in the region of the liver. This recurred often and his health became much impaired.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Melrose, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1852
Date of death: 20 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema pulmonum with old cretaceous deposits and bronchitis. White patch on heart. Thick and opaque capsule of liver. Cysts in fallopian tubes and local peritonitis. Fibrous uterine tumours
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Cretaceous deposits (Lung); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Liver); Cysts (Fallopian tubes);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cancer (Uterus)
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 admitted with cough and shortness of breathing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Harriett Armstrong, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Feb 1852
Date of death: 25 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Extensive disease of the kidneys. Peritonitis. Extensive deposit of soft fibrinous character under the lining surface of the intestine with destruction of the epithelial coat. Old pleurisy. Hypertrophied heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Deposit (Intestines); Pleurisy (Pleura); 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 said to have been in about a fortnight before admission with cough, shortness of breathing and swelling of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Purdy, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Nov 1850
Date of death: 11 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys which were enlarged & occupied by considerable light yellowish substance. Peritonitis. Enlarged & congested liver. Pleurisy on left side. Left lung in state of chronic pneumonia at lower part. Both lungs congested. Slight hypertrophy of left ventricle of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, liver); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Congestion (Lungs); 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: 'A married woman whose last child was born 6 years ago, in whom the menstrual periods had been becoming irregular for more than 12 months, and had now been entirely absent for 3 months, presented herself for admission with a pale rather bloated face & puffy eyelids. She stated that her legs had been swollen now for 12 weeks, and that the abdomen had become enlarged about a month afterwards’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth O’Brien, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: [No age stated]
Date of admission: 23 Nov 1853
Date of death: 17 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Encephalous deposits in liver, in the lesser omental & lumbar glands. Fibrous tumor of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Deposit (Abdomen); Tumour (Uterus)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This poor creature who was considerably emaciated on her admission, stated that she had been ill about 6 months’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Martha Martin, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Date of admission: 19 Mar 1854
Date of death: 24 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Tumour in abdomen caused by pressure of pregnant uterus. Ulceration of bladder. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Abdomen); Pregnancy (Uterus); Ulcer (Bladder); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'A married woman whose last child had been born 9 years ago, and who it appears had never suspected herself to be pregnant. [She] stated that she had been ailing since Xmas’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of injury: n/a

William Porter, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1851
Date of death: 21 Apr 1851
Disease (transcribed): Poisoning by hydrocyanic acid. Great congestion of the various viscera & effusion of yellow fluid into peritoneal cavity. Also effusion into the subarachnoid tissue & congestion of the cerebral membranes. Old peritonitis & pleurisy on the right side. Enlarged tricuspid orifice at right side of the heart
Disease (standardised): Poisoning (Systemic); Congestion (Internal organs); Effusion (Peritoneum, brain); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Lungs); 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 brought to the hospital dead, reported to have committed suicide, a bottle which had contained hydrocyanic acid having been found in his room. It came out in evidence on the inquest that he had got into difficulties, and had appropriated money of his employer’s’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax, cranium

Type of incident: Suicide

Richard Ward, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Wet brain & extravasation of blood in pia mater covering cerebellum. Fatty liver. Oblique inguinal hernia
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Liver); Hernia (Abdomen)
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, who was an old offender, was stated to have been drinking hard for a fortnight previous to the appearance of his present symptoms, which had only begun to shew themselves 3 or 4 days before admission. He had been in the hospital 3 or 4 times with similar attacks. On the last occasion just after Xmas he had been ill 7 days before his admission, and continued delirious 6 days in the house. His former attack had only been 6 weeks before that one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Musselwhite, 58, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1849
Date of death: 29 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied & dilated heart, diseased mitral & aortic valves. Anasarca. Pulmonary apoplexy. Congested liver & kidneys. Fibrous tumours of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Edema (Systemic); Stroke (Lungs); Congestion (Liver, kidneys); Tumour (Uterus)
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 stated that she had been ill 3 months with cold & cough & expectoration of a large quantity of frothy mucus, that the cough was now somewhat relieved, but she suffered much from shortness of breath, being unable to lye down in bed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Daniels, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 40
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1854
Date of death: 2 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Abscesses in the liver. Ulcerated colon. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver); Ulcer (Colon); Disease (Kidney)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man stated that he had been taken ill rather suddenly on the 5th Nov with pain in the abdomen, which had gradually extended up towards the chest and was now chiefly situated about the lower end of the scrotum’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Elizabeth Bissell, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1848
Date of death: 1 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Extensive ulceration of bowels. Slight congestion of lungs. Calcareous substances in choroid plexus.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); Congestion (Lung); Calcareous substances (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 with fever of about three weeks duration. She had been seized in the first instance with rigors, headache and sickness, rapidly followed by complete muscular prostration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Seals, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1853
Date of death: 29 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of liver
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: n/a
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Green, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1851
Date of death: 6 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Scirrhous ulceration of the stomach, communicating with the interior of the transverse colon. Atrophy of the heart. Congestion & oedema of the lungs. Effusion of clear fluid into both pleural cavities
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Stomach, colon); Atrophy (Heart); Congestion (Lungs); Edema (Lungs); Effusion (Lungs)
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 dated the commencement of the illness only from the previous October, when she had been attacked by vomiting and pain in the abdomen. The bowels had continued pretty regular. She was married [and] had had 3 children, and the catamenia [menstruation] had continued regular up to Xmas last’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

John Morrison, 30, Former soldier

Occupation or role: Former soldier
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1857
Date of death: 14 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Dysentery
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Dysentery (Intestines)
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 pallid & somewhat emaciated individual, who had been ill eight months with diarrhoea & had at times passed a little blood in the motions. He had formerly served in the Army, & this illness led to his discharge’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, larynx, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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