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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

James Caunt, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Apr 1851
Date of death: 6 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys which were greatly enlarged, mottled, smooth & having their cortical part infiltrated by a light yellow deposit. Enlarged heart with ‘granulations’ on the margins of the aortic valves. One of the flaps of this valve was greatly enlarged & broader than the others. Peritonitis. Pleural effusions
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys, heart, lungs); Peritonitis (Abdomen); 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 man gave no very distinct account of the commencement of his symptoms. He had been ailing 10 months, had felt weak, & perspired very much, and had now been obliged to keep his bed for 2 months. Had had shortness of breath but no beating of the heart’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Holstone, 51, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 51
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1850
Date of death: 1 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dilatation with hypertrophy of heart. Thickening of aortic and mitral valves. Diseased and cysted kidneys. General dropsy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Oedema (General)
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 person dated the commencement of their illness from Christmas last when she caught cold, and she had been out of health ever since.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Sales, 26, Housemaid

Occupation or role: Housemaid
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Feb 1851
Date of death: 4 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Carcinomatous alterations of the uterus. No other part being affected thereby. Disease of the kidneys which were greatly enlarged, smooth & lobulated, their cortical portions being occupied by a light yellow-coloured deposit. Recent peritonitis & dilatation of bladder & ureter
Disease (standardised): Carcinoma (Uterus); Disease (Kidneys); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Bladder, ureter)
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 young woman, a housemaid, & having lived in a very hard place, was admitted with vaginal discharge, & pain in the region of the uterus, which had led to the suspicion of commencing cancer. She stated that the catamenia [menstruation] had first appeared when she was only 12 years of age, and had been irregular & excessive since she had reached the age of 17. For a very long period she had scarcely been free from a slightly red-coloured discharge, but she had a severe flooding at times’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

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

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

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

Elizabeth Richardson, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1853
Date of death: 24 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Albuminous urine. Diseased kidney. Peculiar arterial distribution to the kidney. Fibrin in the peritoneal and pleural sacs. Hypertrophied heart
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Face); Oedema (Leg); Albuminuria (Kidney); Disease (Kidney); Fibrin (Abdomen); Fibrin (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: A very pallid, deaf, elderly person who stated that her face first began to swell about five weeks before admission and subsequently her legs also became dropsical.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Susan Miller, 17, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1849
Date of death: 27 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Morbus brightii. Anasarca. Abscess of the kidney. Atrophy of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Abscess (Kidneys); Atrophy (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 girl, how had a scrofulous & cachectic appearance, and was stunted in growth, stated that she had been long ailing, that since Xmas 1847 she had suffered more or less constantly form diarrhoea, and during the last 10 months, she had also become dropsical. Her face was pale & puffy, and she said was occasionally very much swelled; the legs & feet were very much swelled, and the abdomen was distended, chiefly with flatus, but giving also distinct fluctuation’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Bridget Brennan, 76, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 76
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 5 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Old double pleurisy. Cartilaginiform thickening of the capsule of the spleen. Bronchitis. Fracture of the neck of the thigh bone
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Pleurisy (Pleura); Thickening (Spleen); Bronchitis (Lung); Fracture (Leg)
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: She alleged that she had suffered from cough for several years but she had been much worse for the last year and a half.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Anne Rider, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Mar 1847
Date of death: 01 Apr 1847
Disease (transcribed): Old pleuritic adhesions. Enlarged heart with dilated aorta. Bronchitis and congested lungs. Congested kidneys
Disease (standardised): Adhesions (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Bronchitis (Lung); Congestion (Lung); Congestion (Kidney)
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 reported that she had enjoyed robust health up to six or seven months ago, when dropsy gradually occurred and dyspnoea shortly afterwards.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Charman, 37, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 25 Mar 1858
Date of death: 26 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Cystic disease of the kidney
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This man was admitted cold & blue, almost like a person in the collapse of cholera. Although sensible at times, his statements generally were not to be depended upon. His pulse was scarcely perceptible, tongue dry & furred & he complained of pain in the right loin’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: 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

Anne Turner, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 45
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1854
Date of death: 24 Mar 1854
Disease (transcribed): Ligature of a uterine polypus. Fibrin coagulaum in veins
Disease (standardised): Ligature (Uterus); Polyps (Uterus); Thrombosis (Blood vessels)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This person was originally admitted into the hospital on the 19th Oct 1853 and was taken charge of by Dr Lee, at the desire of Dr Page. She was admitted with large uterine polypus, and gave the history that she had borne 3 children, the last having been still-born about 7 years ago. The catamenia [menstruation] had at no time been very regular, but twice then she had suffered from one or two severe floodings, and during the last 4 years had been free from red or colourful discharge’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, iliac veins

Type of injury: n/a

William Spain, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Dec 1849
Date of death: 17 May 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Heart large. Slight atheromatous deposit in valves. Cutac. Deposit at apices of both lungs. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Enlarged (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Deposit (Lung); 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 man was admitted suffering from general dropsy with its usual concomitant of oppression of the chest, difficulty of breathing and cough, which he stated to have been of about ten weeks duration.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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

George Waldron, 16, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Mar 1860
Date of death: 21 Mar 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Pleurisy (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: 'This boy, who looked younger than his stated age, was said to have been dropsical for ten weeks. He never had scarlatina. He was in the hospital but for a very short time’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Middleton, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 Apr 1850
Date of death: 30 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Stricture of urethra. Dilated pelvis of kidneys. Absorption. Serous effusion in brain. Albuminuria. Coma
Disease (standardised): Constriction (Urethra); Disease (Kidney); Effusion (Brain ); Albuminuria (Kidney); Coma (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry. Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: Having suffered for some time past from stricture, this man was admitted with the intention of having the catheter introduced.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

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

Robert Hunt, 43, Tailor

Occupation or role: Tailor
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1858
Date of death: 19 Mar 1858
Disease (transcribed): Cystic degeneration of the kidneys
Disease (standardised): Degeneration (Kidneys)
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 tailor who stated that five years ago he was attacked with pain in the region of the right kidney & haematuria. He got cured of this, but five months before admission the same symptoms retured, the pain at first being in the right loin, but afterwards in the left’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William King, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 29 Oct 1851
Date of death: 20 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Hypertrophied and dilated heart. Emphysema pulmonum. Recent lymph in peritoneal and pericardial sacs. Deposits of yellow substance in kidneys which contained numerous cysts
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); Lymph (Abdomen); Lymph (Heart); Deposits (Kidney); Cysts (Kidney)
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 he had suffered more or less from cough and shortness of breath for four years, with occasional swelling of the legs and abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Parker, 79, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 79
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1853
Date of death: 3 Apr 1853
Disease (transcribed): Hydrothorax. Cardiac disease. General anasarca. Fibro cystic tumour of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Hydrothorax (Lung); Disease (Heart); Oedema (General); 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 was first admitted into the hospital in June 1851 when she reported that she had been ill from the previous February with cough and dyspnoea and that six weeks before her admission her legs had begun to swell.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Collinson, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 Mar 1850
Date of death: 11 Apr 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ulcers of leg. Dropsy. Albuminous urine.
Disease (standardised): Ulcer (Leg); Oedema (Indeterminate); Albuminuria (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry. Tatum, Thomas
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holl, Harvey Buchanan
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: This body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

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