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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

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

John Strode Curtis, 69, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 69
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 08 Sep 1847
Date of death: 17 Sep 1847
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Extensive ulceration of mucous membrane of larynx
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Ulcer (Larynx)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood
Medical notes: This man was admitted suffering greatly from chronic cough and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and larynx
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Hunt, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 08 Sep 1847
Date of death: 23 Sep 1847
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercles in brain and liver
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: His father reported that he had been subject to fits of an epileptic character for a period of about two years.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Streat, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 01 Dec 1847
Date of death: 11 Dec 1847
Disease (transcribed): Emphysema of lungs. Diseased heart. Disease of coronary arteries and aorta. Contraction of arch of aorta from deposit of bone. Ulceration of inner coat
Disease (standardised): Emphysema (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Arteries); Ulcer (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 woman was admitted suffering from palpitation with general anasarca.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Griffin, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Feb 1848
Date of death: 28 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with grey hepatisation. Flabby heart. Deposit of atheroma in aorta. Granular kidneys.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (Kidneys)
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, a thin cachectic looking person, reported that he had been ailing about twelve months. At first he had suffered chiefly from weakness across the loins, but about six months ago he began to vomit occasionally, and his legs began to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Jones, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1848
Date of death: 30 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis Pulmonalis
Disease (standardised): 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: 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

George Gibbett, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 20 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of skull. Extensive laceration of brain. Apoplectic cyst in brain.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (Brain); Apoplectic cyst (Brain)
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 man was brought to the Hospital by the officers of police, by whom he had been found in a state of insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Cafel, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1848
Date of death: 22 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis pulmonalis. Small ulceration of bowel.
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: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The patient stated that he had been suffering chiefly from pain in the stomach and abdomen, which was so severe that he was scarcely able to sit up.
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

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

William Bonfood, 30, Cabman

Occupation or role: Cabman
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Aug 1848
Date of death: 9 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of cranium. Extravasation of blood on several points of surface of brain
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Extravasation (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This patient was shortly before his admission thrown forcibly off a cab and stunned.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and right knee joint
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Michael Hellman, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1848
Date of death: 9 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged heart. Slight dropsy.
Disease (standardised): Enlarged (Heart); Oedema (Face)
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 on 19th April, suffering from palpitation of the heart and dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Hearn, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1848
Date of death: 6 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Comminuted fracture of femur. Extensive laceration of muscles.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Leg); Laceration (Leg)
Admitted under the care of: Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This man was admitted following an enormous mass of stone falling on his leg.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Left thigh
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Elizabeth Smith, 62, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 62
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Jun 1848
Date of death: 14 Oct 1848
Disease (transcribed): Cancer of uterus
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Uterus)
Admitted under the care of: Wilson, James Arthur
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

John Twyford, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Oct 1848
Date of death: 6 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Atrophy and cystic transformation of kidneys. Anaemia. Subarachnoid effusion.
Disease (standardised): Atrophy (Kidney); Disease (Kidney); Anaemia (Systemic); Effusion (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Cutler, Edward
Medical examination performed by: Blagden, Robert
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This man was in a very weak, anaemic condition on admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Klazkowski, 39, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Nov 1848
Date of death: 26 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased liver. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); 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: Admitted with ascites said to have commenced about six weeks ago without oedema of the ankles. He had suffered three or four months from cough and spitting.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Bower, 34, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Nov 1848
Date of death: 26 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia and pleurisy. Gangrenous abscess of lungs
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Pleurisy (Pleura); Gangrene (Lung); Abscess (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: The patient stated that having had what he considered an ordinary cold, with some slight cough, he had been seized with sharp pain below the nipple on the right side.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Julia Turner, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 4 Oct 1848
Date of death: 28 Nov 1848
Disease (transcribed): Albuminuria. Facial paralysis
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Paralysis (Central nervous system)
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 girl was stated by her mother to have been ailing for eight months. Her illness began with swelling of the joints.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Stevenson, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1848
Date of death: 30 Dec 1848
Disease (transcribed): No apparent disease could be detected
Disease (standardised):

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 lifted from the roof of a stage coach upon which he had mounted in Piccadilly only a few minutes before, apparently in his ordinary state of health. It was stated that attention was called to his condition by his hat dropping off, when he was discovered to be dead. When brought to the hospital life was quite extinct. He was stated to have been a temperate man of rather abstemious habits, and generally indifferent health, but with no special ailment’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Horatio Ellis, 33, Shoemaker

Occupation or role: Shoemaker
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1855
Date of death: 31 Oct 1855
Disease (transcribed): Fibroid deposit in muscular structure of heart
Disease (standardised): Leiomyoma (Heart)
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 stated that he lived in North America some ten years ago and ever since had been weakly. He had been suffering from occasional cough ever since the winter, during the whole of which he worked in a damp and cold room. Ten days before admission he spat a blood and had a succession of fainting fits.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Pritchard, 31, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1855
Date of death: 28 Nov 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 given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was sent to kinnerton street
Type of incident: n/a

Samuel Thomas, 32, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Oct 1855
Date of death: 30 Nov 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis
Disease (standardised): 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 suffering from slight fever and erythema of the legs when admitted. He soon recovered from these but a cough from which he had suffered for five months continued.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Sweetlove, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Nov 1855
Date of death: 4 Dec 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Kidneys and Heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (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: Two months before admission this woman had caught cold, and for a time 'doctored' herself, but as her legs became oedematous and her breathing very short, she applied as an outpatient to the Hospital.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Wood, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Dec 1855
Date of death: 19 Dec 1855
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart and Kidneys. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 week before admission her legs began to swell and she suffered from giddiness and tinnitus with occasional numbness of the hands. She also complained of slight cough and fluttering in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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