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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

James Brownjohn, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 2 Dec 1857
Date of death: 10 Jan 1858
Disease (transcribed): Softening of the brain. Inflammation of the kidneys, ureter & bladder
Disease (standardised): Softening (Brain); Inflammation (Kidneys, ureter, bladder)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy and Gray, Henry
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This patient had three paralytic attacks, in the first, three years ago, the right arm & leg were paralysed; a year ago the left leg was paralysed for a few hours; six months later the left eyelid dropped & the left leg was almost paralysed’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, 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

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

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

Catherine Linstead, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 May 1851
Date of death: 19 May 1851
Disease (transcribed): Granular & atrophied kidneys. Imperfect paraplegia, also partial loss of speech following epileptic fits. Double pleurisy. Death by apnoea. Nothing remarkable in the brain
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidneys); Paraplegia (Brain); Epilepsy (Brain); Pleurisy (Lungs); Apnea (Respiratory system)
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 report that was brought with this patient was that since her last confinement which had occurred 3 months previously she had had 3 fits and that in the last which had occurred only a few days before, she had partially lost the use of speech; her mind was evidently confused and it was impossible to obtain from her any distinct account of her own sensations. The child was her third, was a seven-month child, and she had nursed it up to her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen, thorax

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

Philip Perry, 5, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 5
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1858
Date of death: 27 Apr 1858
Disease (transcribed): Chorea
Disease (standardised): Chorea (Central nervous system)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: n/a
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined the case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined'

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

Frederick Maule, 29, Coachman

Occupation or role: Coachman
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 14 May 1851
Date of death: 5 Jun 1851
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia. Lung (right) universally adherent. Fluid over surface, and at base of brain. Spot of lymph, patch of congestion &c
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lungs); Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte and Ogle, John William
Medical notes: 'A coachman reported to be of very intemperate habits, who was said to have been ill a week, presented much of the ordinary character of delirium a potu [delirium tremens]: a foul, rather creamy tongue, quick pulse, great tremor in his movements & confusion of intellect; he had been very delirious especially during the past night’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, 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

Jane Weedon, [No age stated], [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Mar 1858
Date of death: 11 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis. Diseased kidneys. Umbilical hernia
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain); Disease (Kidneys); Hernia (Abdomen)
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 woman was admitted under the surgeon for umbilical hernia from which she had suffered many years. She had also pinging[?tinnitus] & sickness, with violent delirium & she was pulseless at the wrist. This sickness &c came on the day before admission. Her legs & arms were somewhat anasarcous’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Clarke, 34, Married

Occupation or role: Married
Age: 34
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 21 Apr 1858
Date of death: 13 May 1858
Disease (transcribed): Cystic tumour of the choroid plexus
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain)
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 married woman, the mother of four children. According to the account of the friends she was confined three months ago of a dead child. The labour was tedious, & afterwards violent pain settled in the head & she grew drowsy & languid. She was then said to have lost all power of using her lower limbs but sensation was fully marked at the time of her admission’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, pelvis, cranium

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

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