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Joseph Harwood, 52, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 52
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Dec 1851
Date of death: 1 Jan 1852
Disease (transcribed): Albuminous urine. Ascites. Dyspnoea. Palpitation. Convulsions. Clot in the ventricles and left optic thalamus of the brain. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Albuminuria (Kidney); Ascites (Abdomen); Dyspnoea (Lung); Palpitation (Heart); Seizures (Brain); Thrombosis (Brain);Disease (Kidneys)
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 with considerable anasarca. It appeared that his legs had first begun to swell about twelve months before, and latterly also his abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Hawks, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1853
Date of death: 12 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Head symptoms. Diseased kidneys. Enormously dilated ventricle of brain. Enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain); Disease (Kidney); 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: He was admitted in a state of great confusion of mind with tremulous movements and a large oedematous tongue, having the appearance of salivation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Cook, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and head. Pleuritis and empyema. Pericarditis. Cysts in kidney.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Pericarditis (Heart); Cysts (Kidney)
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 applied for advice regarding a firm tumour of some size adhering to the upper part of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charlotte Kidman, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 29 Apr 1852
Disease (transcribed): Diseased liver. Spleen enlarged and occupied by fibrin deposits. Diseased kidneys. Atheromatous state of the aorta and coronary arteries.
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver); Enlarged (Spleen); Fibrin (Spleen); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries)
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: Seven months before admission she had an attack of jaundice, followed soon after by swelling of the abdomen.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Colven, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 1 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Ascites and anasarca. Hypertrophy and dilatation of heart. Lungs puckered from condensation of the pleura and the interlobular cellular tissue. Emphysema and oedema of these organs. Slight recent peritonitis. Circumscribed cavity between uterus and rectum
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Disease (Lung); Emphysema (Lung); Oedema (Lung);Peritonitis (Abdomen) ; Cavity (Uterus, Rectum)
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: This patient was admitted in January suffering from general anasarca dependent upon diseased heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Taylor, 56, Stableman

Occupation or role: Stableman
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Apr 1852
Date of death: 1 May 1852
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous deposits and vomicae in both lungs. Hepatized lung on one side. Hypertrophied heart with white patches on its surface. Atheromatous state of the general arterial system. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Disease (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: He was admitted reporting himself to have been ill for nine weeks with a bad cough, but having evidently suffered from it for a considerable time previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, trachea and 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

Rebecca Cox, 72, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 72
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 May 1856
Date of death: 13 May 1856
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: A widow woman who stated that she had been suffering from cough and pain in the chest for two months. She was somewhat emaciated and had slight oedema of the legs. She complained of always feeling chilly, had no relish for food and suffered much from flatulence.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Barnett, 68, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1848
Date of death: 29 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with red hepatisation. Blood fluid. Diseased kidneys. Fatty heart. Fever?
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Heart); Fever (Systemic)
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 reported that he had been taken suddenly ill seven days before admission with shivering and pain all over his body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Dobson, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 April 1855
Date of death: 13 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Renal and Cardiac disease
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: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: This man had enjoyed good health until the winter of this year when he was working so hard it wore him out, and he was at last unable to take any walking exercise. Subsequently his legs began to swell, and three weeks before admission he brought up a great deal of blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen. 'For examination of brain see Dr Ogle's notes'
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Townshend, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 54
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1854
Date of death: 25 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Hypertophied & dilated heart. Emphysema of the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man had been suffering for 6 months past from swelling of the legs with cough & shortness of breath. He had been liable to cough during 30 years, and had palpitations of the heart during the last 3 or 4 years’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Pearce, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Pericarditis. Secondary deposit in lungs and frontal vein
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposits (Lung); Deposits (Veins)
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 had been seized a month before with pain in the left side accompanied by a good deal of cough and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

John Waterman, 14, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Apr 1856
Date of death: 20 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Diseased Heart
Disease (standardised): 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: A pale, thin and delicate boy with a diseased hip, angular curvature of the spine and prominence of the left side of the chest. His breathing was never good, and at the time of his admission was very hurried. He had had pain in the chest for a week.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Baggott, 48, Waterman

Occupation or role: Waterman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 Apr 1860
Date of death: 26 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Bronchitis. Diseased heart
Disease (standardised): Bronchitis (Lungs); Disease (Heart)
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 waterman. He first became a patient on the 1st of Feb /60, when it appeared that for two months he had suffered from shortness of breath with cough and expectoration, never of blood’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Henry Collins, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 33
Date of admission: 15 Mar 1854
Date of death: 22 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Dilatation & hypertrophy of heart. Valvular disease
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Disease (Heart)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This man said his illness had begun three months ago with cough & shortness of breath’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

John Snaith, 45, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 8 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Heart large. Kidneys granular
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Leg); Enlarged (Heart); 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, who had an excessively cachectic appearance, stated that he had been subject to gout for eighteen or nineteen years, but that he had only become dropsical during the last six weeks.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

William Harrington, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1848
Date of death: 17 Jun 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Contracted tubercular cavities. Dilated heart. Extensive disease of aorta. Obliteration of one aortic valve.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Arteries)
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 had only become conscious of palpitation of the heart during the last twelve months, but had suffered from cough during two winters.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Robert Penlaze, 54, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 3 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis and enlarged heart
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (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 who for some little time had been an outpatient of the Hospital, reported that for the last three of four months he had had a slight hacking cough and six weeks before admission he experienced considerable dyspnoea with pain in the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

Catherine Fisher, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Apr 1846
Date of death: 3 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca and effusions into the serous cavities. Heart dilated and slightly hypertrophied. Valves healthy. Liver and kidneys congested. Spleen hard and congested. Uterus hypertrophied. Ovaries with cysts.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Universal); Disease (Heart); Congestion (Liver); Congestion (Kidney); Congestion (Spleen); Disease (Uterus);Cysts (Ovary)
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: This patient reported that she had been ailing about ten or eleven months; that for the first two months she had no particular pain, but felt languid and uncomfortable, but later had an attack of jaundice.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Corley, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 4 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Universal anasarca. Slight serous effusions into the various serous cavities. Heart dilated and hypertrophied. Aorta with two valves only, one of which ulcerated. Pulmonary apoplexy and oedema. Congestion of other organs.
Disease (standardised): Oedema (Universal); Disease (Heart); Ulcer (Aorta); Haemorrhage (Lung); Oedema (Lung)
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: This patient reported that with the exception of an attack of syphilis four years ago, which was not followed by secondary symptoms, he had always enjoyed uninterrupted good health up to four or five months ago, when he began to suffer from palpitation on any exertion and his legs and abdomen began to increase in size.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Martha Johnson, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1850
Date of death: 27 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Recent vegetations on mitral valve. Effusion in pleura
Disease (standardised): Disease (Heart); Effusion (Pleura)
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: Having been previously out of health, she had taken some medicine, when she was suddenly seized on the following day with severe pain and swelling in the knees and ankles, appearing from description to have been of the nature of Rheumatic Fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Anne James, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 6 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis of a very low character. Heart dilated and thin. Other viscera healthy.
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Heart)
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: This patient was admitted complaining of pain in the loins extending up the back to the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Simmonds, 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 16 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Large apoplectic clot, of some standing, in the posterior lobe of the right hemisphere. Other part of brain and vessels healthy. Effusion in the sub arachnoid tissues. Specks of atheroma about aorta. Erysipelas. Abscess in neck.
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain ); Effusion (Brain); Plaque, Atherosclerotic (Arteries); Erysipelas (Skin); Abscess (Neck)
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: This patient was admitted paralytic on the left side of the body. It appeared from the friends account, that on the 16th of May she had a fit of an apoplectic character.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and neck
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Dunn, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 8 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Enlarged heart. Diseased kidneys. Polypus of uterus.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Polyps (Uterus)
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 was brought to the hospital suffering under dropsy and great dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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