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Fanny Brill, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1847
Date of death: 13 Jan 1848
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Large bed sore. Emphysema and oedema of lungs. Peritonitis. Kidneys diseased and bladder inflamed. Diseased aorta.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Arm); Oedema (Leg); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney);Inflammation (Bladder) ; Disease (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 patient was admitted with dropsy of three months duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Henderson, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1848
Date of death: 26 Feb 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Extensive laceration of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (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 man who had been picked up in the street by the Police during the night and taken to the Station supposed to be drunk, was brought to the Hospital in a state of collapse
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

George Smith, 70, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 70
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Feb 1848
Date of death: 4 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Aneurismal dilatation of the left ventricle. Pericarditis. Old false membrane contracting lung.
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Heart); Pericarditis (Heart); False membrane (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 man was admitted under the care of Dr Page on the 14th April 1847. He was then suffering from bronchitis of some weeks duration, together with dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Taylor, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 9 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pleuro pneumonia and empyema. Peritonitis. Ulceration and perforation of gall bladder apparently from presence of calculi. Ulceration of duodenum.
Disease (standardised): Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Empyema (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Gall bladder); Perforation (Gall bladder); Calculi (Gall bladder);Ulcer (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 woman was admitted suffering from Pyrosis and other dyspeptic symptoms, and from painful and excessive contraction of the flexor muscles of the extremities rendering her hands and feet perfectly useless.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Batsford, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1848
Date of death: 27 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of subarachnoid cellular tissue and brain. Pleuro pneumonia with red hepatisation.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Disease (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 man reported that he had been taken ill on the 18th. Rigors occurred, followed in a short time by the ordinary symptoms of fever, and then shortly afterwards he was seized with acute pain on the right side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Fowler, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1848
Date of death: 5 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the brain, and arachnoid. Tubercles in lungs. Pneumonia and hepatisation
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (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: The mother of this child reported that she had been suffering about fourteen days with pain in the head and feverish symptoms of a serious nature for which she had called in medical advice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Holland, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 12 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Extensive slough over the sacrum. Pericarditis and endocarditis.
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Spine); Pericarditis (Heart); Endocarditis (Heart)
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 was admitted in a state of great exhaustion with two large sloughing sores on his back. He had been suffering severely from Rheumatism for several months and for the last five weeks had been in the Chelsea Workhouse.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Ann Jones, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 28 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Ovarian dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Ovary)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: As the body of this patient was not examined after death, the particulars of her case are not recorded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined at the request of friends
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Wilkins, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 18 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Large ovarian cyst with numerous growths from its lining membrane.
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Ovary)
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 brought to the Hospital with the abdomen excessively distended with fluid, and the respiration impeded.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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

Sarah Ogilvy, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1848
Date of death: 13 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever
Disease (standardised): 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: This patient was admitted in a state of collapse, apparently from continued fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and knee joints
Type of incident: n/a

George Faithfull, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Aug 1848
Date of death: 19 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Aneurism of aorta
Disease (standardised): Aneurysm (Arteries)
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 man had been formerly a patient in the Hospital for the purpose of having some subcutaneous tumours removed.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Baker, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1848
Date of death: 20 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Emphysema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Emphysema (Lung)
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 on admission presented a condition of considerable emaciation, with the remains of a petechial eruption and loss of power over the voluntary movements.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, knee joints and face
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Lucas, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1848
Date of death: 20 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritoneal inflammation. Faecal abscess.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Abdomen); Abscess (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 patient’s illness was said to have commenced in consequence of exposure to cold while menstruating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Ann Mallom, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1848
Date of death: 6 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Dilated heart. General dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Oedema (General)
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 originally admitted under the care of Dr Bence Jones on 9th August 1848 stating that dropsy had been gradually increasing during the three months previous, having commenced in the ankles.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Turner, 36, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1848
Date of death: 8 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Very large heart. Dropsy. Haemoptysis
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Heart); Oedema (Indeterminate); Haemoptysis (Lung)
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 admitted with some symptoms of dropsy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Wood, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Dec 1848
Date of death: 5 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): n/a
Disease (standardised): n/a
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 the history of this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Woodason, 29, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1848
Date of death: 24 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): Large sloughs on sacrum and trochanter. Slight recent pericarditis. Slight recent pleurisy. Congested lungs. Pus in wrist and knee joints and loose pieces of lymph in the left knee joint.
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Spine); Sloughing (Leg); Pericarditis (Heart); Pleurisy (Pleura); Congestion (Lung); Suppuration (Wrist);Suppuration (Knee) ; Lymph (Knee)
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 who about ten years ago underwent a severe attack of Acute Rheumatism, and had ever since suffered occasionally from wandering rheumatic pains, was admitted suffering from an acute attack of this disease.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, upper and lower extremities
Type of incident: n/a

John Floyd, 35, Gentleman’s servant

Occupation or role: Gentleman’s servant
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Dec 1848
Date of death: 1 Jan 1849
Disease (transcribed): Pleurisy. Pneumonia. Dilated heart. Fatty liver & kidney
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Heart, liver, kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'A gentleman’s servant, who stated that when with the family in the country about a month ago, he had been seized with pain in the region of the heart, commencing gradually & remaining continuously, which was soon followed by palpitations & dyspnoea’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

James Rood, 26, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Jan 1849
Date of death: 20 Feb 1849
Disease (transcribed): Gonorrhoeal rheumatism. Abscess in the neck. Secondary deposits. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Rheumatism (Joints); Gonorrhoea (Urogenital tract); Abscess (Neck); Deposit; Disease (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 patient was originally admitted with rheumatism of some standing, & probably gonorrhoeal in its origin. He had an attack of it in September for 2 or 3 days, & then it returned in November & he had been confined to bed up to the 8th January. He was better, & able to get about, but still suffering from pain across the sacrum, running down the outside of left leg & affecting both knees’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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

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

Mary Leeds, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Sep 1849
Date of death: 8 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Cholera maligna
Disease (standardised): Cholera (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: 'As the body was not examined, the history of 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

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

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