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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

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

Phoebe Macer, 44, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 44
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 7 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Diseased Liver. Bronchitis.
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Bronchitis (Lung)
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: Early in January this woman had a cough and considerable expectoration. Her abdomen began to enlarge and her breathing became short and hurried.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Eliza Saunders, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 25 Apr 1847
Date of death: 06 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Perforation of both corneae from sloughing. Considerable slough on the sacrum. Blood fluid. Ascites and effusion of lymph. Contracted liver. Gall bladder much distended.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Perforation (Eye); Sloughing (Eye); Sloughing (Spine); Ascites (Abdomen); Effusion (Abdomen);Disease (Liver) ; Distended (Gall bladder)
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 almost moribund state. She had been ailing it appeared between two or three months, suffering from dyspepsia in an aggravated form.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Stephen Brookwell, 47, Gardener

Occupation or role: Gardener
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 Mar 1855
Date of death: 11 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Diseased Liver. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); Pleurisy (Pleura)
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 had been exposed to the severe cold of the past winter. He had enjoyed good health until four weeks before admission when he had pain in the left side and a hacking cough.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wood, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 15 May 1850
Date of death: 5 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Albuminuria. Cirrhosis of liver. Cysts in kidneys
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Abdomen); Albuminuria (Kidney); Cirrhosis (Liver); Cysts (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: With an enormously large abdomen, he stated that he had first observed a marked increase in its size with considerable inconvenience to himself about Christmas last, and since then there had been gradual wasting of his limbs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

Frederick Macpherson, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 19 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Purulent effusion in cavity of pleura with compression of lung. Miliary tubercles in lungs. Partial peritonitis. Scrofulous tubercles in omentum.
Disease (standardised): Suppuration (Pleural cavity); Compressed (Lung); Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Tuberculosis (Abdomen)
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 an almost moribund state. He had been in perfect health two months ago, when he slept one night in a damp bed, and on the following day was seized with rigors and pain on the right side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

John Martin, 8, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 8
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1849
Date of death: 9 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in the left lung. Tubercles in the right one. Heart healthy. Tuberculosis of the visceral & parietal portion of the peritoneum
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Tuberculosis (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 little boy was said by his parents to have been sickly and ailing ever since he was two years old but he had been much worse during the last 6 months, and 4 weeks before his admission acute symptoms had supervened for which leeches & blisters were applied to the abdomen’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

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

Elizabeth Ashley, 49, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 49
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1852
Date of death: 15 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Carcinomatous deposits in the liver, ovaries and pleura. Ascites
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Cancer (Ovaries); Cancer (Pleura); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: She reported that a tumour had first been observed to the right of and below the umbilicus two months before admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Arnett, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1847
Date of death: 21 Jun 1847
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Bloody fluid in abdomen. Extravasation of blood into coats of small intestine. Obliteration of cystic ducts. Communication between gallbladder and duodenum.
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Extravasation (Abdomen); Extravasation (Intestines); Obliteration (Cystic duct); Communication (Gall bladder, 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 patient was admitted for the first time on the 12th November 1846 under the care of Dr Nairne, suffering from jaundice and severe Bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Jane Barlow, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Feb 1852
Date of death: 5 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Large ovarian cysts containing other subsidiary ones along with thick gelatinous matter. Purulent fluid. Peritonitis. Bronchitis. Old pleural adhesions. Recent lymph in pleural sac
Disease (standardised): Cysts (Ovaries); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Bronchitis (Lung); Adhesions (Pleura); Lymph (Pleura)
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 first admitted in July 1851 when she stated that she had been more or less swollen ever since her last confinement which had occurred four years previously.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Harriet Shearing, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 61
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 28 May 1854
Disease (transcribed): Anasarca. Ascites. Hydrothorax. Valvular disease, dilatation & hypertrophy of heart. Fibrovascular tumor of the uterus
Disease (standardised): Edema (Systemic); Ascites (Peritoneum); Hydrothorax (Pleura); Disease (Heart); Tumour (Uterus);
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This woman was first admitted on the 15th Feb of the present year. She then stated that she had found the abdomen first swelling about 2 months ago, she had since then found the left leg especially to swell, but the other had done so in less degree’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Hannah Brooks, 27, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 27
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1850
Date of death: 19 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Extra-uterine felation. Haemorrhage into peritoneal cavity
Disease (standardised): Pregnancy, ectopic (Abdomen); Haemorrhage (Abdomen)
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: The account given by this patient on her admission was that her illness had commenced last March with severe pain in the abdomen accompanied by rigors and perspirations and constipation.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and pelvis
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

Martha Lewis, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 64
Date of admission: 10 May 1854
Date of death: 8 Jun 1854
Disease (transcribed): Encephaloid disease of the ovaries. Chronic peritonitis. Pleurisy
Disease (standardised): Encephaloid disease (Ovary); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Pleurisy (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This woman stated that her legs had been swelling for 4 months past, up to which time she had enjoyed very good health. On the 4th she had been seized with shivering, sickness & diarrhoea, followed by inflammation in the legs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Thomas Lewis, 17, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jun 1848
Date of death: 19 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Ulceration of intestines. Peritonitis.
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Ulcer (Intestines); 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: This patient was seized before admission with shiverings, pains in the limbs, and other ordinary symptoms of continued fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Conroy, 23, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Dec 1846
Date of death: 08 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of glottis. Lungs congested. Peritonitis and ascites. Kidneys enlarged and much diseased. Uterus enlarged and flabby with dark coloured lining membrane.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Larynx); Congestion (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ascites (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney); Disease (Uterus)
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 suffering from dropsy, reported to be four months duration. She had been confined and gave birth to a healthy child about ten months before, though in the latter months of gestation her legs had swelled.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Monk, 38, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jul 1852
Date of death: 30 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Jaundice. Hydatids of the liver and omentum. Bile tinged condition of various fluids. Peritoneal inflammation preceded death
Disease (standardised): Jaundice (Skin); Echinococcosis (Liver); Echinococcosis (Intestines); Inflammation (Abdomen)
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 jaundice had been gradually coming on for seven weeks, but had during the last few days become much more marked.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

William Pigeon, 54, Manservant

Occupation or role: Manservant
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 28 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): General dropsy. Adherent pericardium. Diseased valves. Old peritonitis. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Disease (Heart); Peritonitis (Abdomen); 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 his present illness was of six weeks or two months duration, and that it had begun with swelling of the abdomen followed by general dropsy.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Stace, 48, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 48
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 7 Jul 1852
Date of death: 17 Aug 1852
Disease (transcribed): Malignant disease of liver? Ascites
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Liver); Ascites (Abdomen)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: As the body was not examined this case is not given
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

Edward Gayton, 23, Clerk

Occupation or role: Clerk
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Jun 1860
Date of death: 20 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys. Dropsy. Peritonitis
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Edema (Systemic); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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 clerk. When 7 years ago he had scarlatina and never was well afterwards, being ‘delicate’ and subject to superficial abscesses, but he never, as far as he knew, had any trace of dropsy until the end of January of the present year’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

John Skeins, 60, Household servant

Occupation or role: Household servant
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 17 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Carcinoma of the peritoneum, pylorus of the stomach and pancreas. Dilated heart and emphysema of the lungs. Granular kidneys
Disease (standardised): Cancer (Abdomen); Cancer (Stomach); Cancer (Pancreas); Disease (Heart); Emphysema (Lung); 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: The history of this case was that he had suffered for two or three years from indigestion, flatulence and constipation, with pain in the stomach after food.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Timothy Tierney, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1848
Date of death: 17 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Tubercular peritonitis?
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen)
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: Body was not examined
Type of incident: n/a

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