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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

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

Elizabeth Jinneway, 5, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 8 May 1850
Date of death: 3 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous tubercle in medulla oblong: lymph at base of brain. Miliary tubercles in lung. Facial paralysis. Strabismus
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Lymph (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Paralysis (Face); Strabismus (Eyes)
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 child was brought by its mother to the Hospital for the purpose of having an operation for the cure of strabismus performed and admitted under the care of the surgeon. It was soon evident that it was a consequence of deep seated mischief, and she was transferred.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Penny, 18, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Mar 1853
Date of death: 8 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Facial paralysis and hemiplegia produced by a tumour of the pons varolii the result of softened scrofulous matter
Disease (standardised): Paralysis (Face); Hemiplegia (Brain); Tumour (Brain); Tuberculosis (Brain)
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 girl stated that her illness began with slight numbness of the face on the right side, and since that she had had numbness down the left side of the body.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pharynx
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

Joseph Preedy, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 28 Apr 1847
Date of death: 05 May 1847
Disease (transcribed): Extensive slough on sacrum. Inflammation of membranes of brain. Numerous puncta of blood in brain. Blood very fluid
Disease (standardised): Sloughing (Spine); Haemorrhage (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 patient had been taken to Bethlehem Hospital, but was refused admission on the ground that he was suffering from Phthisis Pulmonalis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Richard Wiggins, 58, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jun 1850
Date of death: 19 Jun 1850
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Granules of lymph(?) on surface of pleura. Disease of liver, with cysts containing coagulated blood throughout the substance. Brain wet.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Lymph (Pleura); Disease (Liver); Disease (Brain)
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 he had been ill about six weeks and had commenced with pain in the back and numbness of the legs after exposure to the cold and wet.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Spine, thorax 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

Edward Perryman, 28, Firewood cutter

Occupation or role: Firewood cutter
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 22 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Phthisis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 firewood cutter of exceedingly drunken habits. From the account obtained from his wife, it appeared that he was taken ill on the 9th of April, having been continuously intoxicated for the previous week. He was seized with pains in the head and aching in the thighs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spine, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: n/a

Emma Rogers, 2, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 April 1855
Date of death: 18 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous deposit in Brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis, Lymph Node (Brain)
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: Twelve months before the child had had a severe attack of measles. Eleven days before admission the child showed symptoms of increased weakness, loss of appetite, and she was always thirsty.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Wade, 22, Oil Factory worker

Occupation or role: Oil Factory worker
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Jan 1855
Date of death: 27 April 1855
Disease (transcribed): Induration of Brain
Disease (standardised): Induration (Brain)
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 enjoyed good health until four months before his admission, when he fell into a river from a boat, but without striking his head. Since the accident he suffered from constant and severe headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Charles Bailey, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1850
Date of death: 14 Jul 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles and lymph in arachnoid. Ventricles distended with serum. Fornix soft. Tubercles in right pleura and right lung. Few tubercles in spleen.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Disease (Brain); Tuberculosis (Pleura); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (Spleen)
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 previous history of this case was not very distinct. The mother supposed his illness to have been caused by exposure to the sun.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
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

Charlotte Zouche, 63, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1860
Date of death: 30 Apr 1860
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Hypertrophy of cranium. Meningeal apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Disease (Brain); Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This patient came into the house with cough, expectoration and other symptoms of phthisis which she had had for 4 months. She took cascarilla with ipecacuan, and wine, and her case did not attract much attention until the 25th when she suddenly lost her power of distinct speech. She looked intelligent and appeared to understand all that was said to her’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, neck

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

Archibald Borrie, [No age stated], Carpenter

Occupation or role: Carpenter
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 30 Nov 1859
Date of death: 17 Jan 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Pleurisy. Lobular pneumonia
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Pneumonia (Lungs)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man was a carpenter, his was of robust aspect and temperate habits. He had enjoyed vigorous health until within a fortnight of his admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium., thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Thomas Howell, 48, Under servant

Occupation or role: Under servant
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Slight serous effusion in brain. Heart flabby. Kidneys congested with spots of ecchymosis and a a few cysts.
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney); Ecchymosis (Kidney); 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: This man was brought to the Hospital labouring under a well marked attack of Delirium Tremens.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Mary Hume, 42, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1850
Date of death: 11 Aug 1850
Disease (transcribed): Fits. Hemiplegia. Effusion in right ventricle. Softening of posterior wall. Softening of chord.
Disease (standardised): Seizures (Brain); Hemiplegia (Brain); Effusion (Brain ); Softening (Spinal cord)
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: It was made out that the patient had first suffered from fits five years before and on this occasion had a more severe fit than usual and lost the use of the whole of her left side, which had turn palsied.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal chord and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Henry Nash, 35, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Jun 1846
Date of death: 23 Jun 1846
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Old adhesions. Heart dilated and flaccid. Congestion of veins of brain. Softening of fornix, corpus callosum and walls of lateral ventricles with extensive effusion into ventricles.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Disease (Heart); Disease (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 patient was admitted in a state of stupor, unable to give any account of himself, and requiring to be roused but then collapsing quickly into his former state.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, 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

Richard Corpes, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Jun 1852
Date of death: 11 Jul 1852
Disease (transcribed): Delirium and coma preceding death. Pneumonia. Red hepatization. Hypertrophied heart with extreme contraction of the mitral valve orifice although not attended by murmur
Disease (standardised): Delirium (Brain); Coma (Brain); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Disease (Heart)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a very peculiar state. His brother reported that he had been ill some three or four months with cough, shortness of breathing, and he had spit some blood.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Welsh, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 12 Jul 1848
Date of death: 18 Jul 1848
Disease (transcribed): Petechial fever. Sloughy marked cerebral symptoms
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Sloughing (Brain); 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: Admitted covered with haemorrhagic petechiae which was not at all elevated.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: n/a

Jessie Davis, 63, Widow

Occupation or role: Widow
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jul 1849
Date of death: 17 Jul 1849
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood in the arachnoid cavity, adherent to the dura mater. Brain healthy. Cholera maligna
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Cholera (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 woman who was to have been the widow of a physician and to have been at one time in good circumstances, had latterly been almost destitute. She stated that she had been in very bad health and had had much trouble of late, and also mentioned that she had received not very long ago, a severe blow on the head; in consequence of all this, she had been suffering for a month past from almost constant diarrhoea, and also occasional sickness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: Trauma / accident?

John Underkill, 50, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 16 May 1860
Date of death: 24 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'This man, who had had pretty good health, except that during the preceding 6 years he had suffered much from carbuncles, became a patient on Mar 15, under Dr Page [William Page]. He then had the symptoms of not very severe pleurisy, sharp pain and dullness at the lower portion of the right lung, and a slight dry cough’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, 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

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