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Joseph Henderson, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Feb 1848
Date of death: 26 Feb 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fracture of the skull. Extensive laceration of the brain.
Disease (standardised): Fracture (Skull); Laceration (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 man who had been picked up in the street by the Police during the night and taken to the Station supposed to be drunk, was brought to the Hospital in a state of collapse
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium
Type of incident: Trauma/accident?

Richard Batsford, 22, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1848
Date of death: 27 Mar 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of subarachnoid cellular tissue and brain. Pleuro pneumonia with red hepatisation.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Pleuropneumonia (Pleura, Lung); Disease (Lung)
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 reported that he had been taken ill on the 18th. Rigors occurred, followed in a short time by the ordinary symptoms of fever, and then shortly afterwards he was seized with acute pain on the right side of the chest.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

Emma Fowler, 11, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 22 Mar 1848
Date of death: 5 Apr 1848
Disease (transcribed): Inflammation of the brain, and arachnoid. Tubercles in lungs. Pneumonia and hepatisation
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lung); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Fuller, Henry William
Post mortem examination performed by: Pollock, George
Medical notes: The mother of this child reported that she had been suffering about fourteen days with pain in the head and feverish symptoms of a serious nature for which she had called in medical advice.
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

Richard Ward, 41, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Apr 1849
Date of death: 26 Apr 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Wet brain & extravasation of blood in pia mater covering cerebellum. Fatty liver. Oblique inguinal hernia
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Liver); Hernia (Abdomen)
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, who was an old offender, was stated to have been drinking hard for a fortnight previous to the appearance of his present symptoms, which had only begun to shew themselves 3 or 4 days before admission. He had been in the hospital 3 or 4 times with similar attacks. On the last occasion just after Xmas he had been ill 7 days before his admission, and continued delirious 6 days in the house. His former attack had only been 6 weeks before that one’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

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

Samuel Witchlow, 32, Potman

Occupation or role: Potman
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1849
Date of death: 8 Sep 1849
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Vessels of the meninges loaded with blood. Brain wet & soft. Kidneys congested & softened
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Disease (Brain, kidneys)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Gray, Henry
Medical notes: 'It was difficult to obtain any history of the commencement of this man’s illness. It was only ascertained that he was a potman belonging to a public house in the neighbourhood, & had been taken ill on the 4th inst when he was carried to the work house, that they had found him rather unmanageable there, and were sending him to a lunatic asylum, when he was seized with some sort of fit on the way, and was brought to the hospital’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

John Harrison, n/a, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Oct 1851
Date of death: 3 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Delirium & stupor. ‘Wet brain’ & much sub-arachnoid fluid. Miliary tubercular deposits in both lungs. Old double pleurisy. Recent pleurisy on the right side. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Delirium (Nervous system); Disease (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Pleurisy (Lungs); 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: 'Was admitted in a state of perfect unconsciousness, but very noisy & excited. Of the nature of his previous illness no distinct account was obtained, but it was alleged that having been out of health for 4 or 5 months he had been rather suddenly seized on the day before his admission with delirium and had been insensible ever since’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium

Type of incident: n/a

Alfred Bevan, n/a, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: n/a
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 24 Sep 1851
Date of death: 12 Oct 1851
Disease (transcribed): Death by coma & delirium. Jaundice. Almost universal destruction of the true texture of the liver accompanied by the deposition of much fat
Disease (standardised): Coma (Systemic); Delirium (Nervous system); Jaundice (Skin); Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Ogle, John William and Bence Jones, Henry
Medical notes: 'This lad stated that his illness was only of a week’s duration, during which he had suffered from sickness & pain at the pit of the stomach and his skin had been of a yellow hue, his water had been of a darker colour than usual, he believed as long as a fortnight’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Francis Dean , 60, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 18 Mar 1852
Date of death: 18 Mar 1852
Disease (transcribed): Death by coma. Extravasation of blood into the substance of left optic thalamus and both lateral ventricles. Softening of central white parts of the brain. Diseased kidneys. Atheromic state of the arteries in body. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Coma (Brain); Extravasation (Brain); Softening (Brain); Disease (Kidney); Plaque, atherosclerotic (Arteries); Fluid (Blood)
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 was reported to have fallen down in a fit while engaged at the washing tub.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Michael Ward, 43, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 43
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 1 Sep 1852
Date of death: 17 Sep 1852
Disease (transcribed): Disease of brain?
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain)
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 case is not given.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: The body was removed unexamined
Type of incident: n/a

James Osbourne, 26, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Jan 1853
Date of death: 1 Mar 1853
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Vomicae. Congested kidneys. Ulcerated intestine. Epileptic fit had occurred
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Congestion (Kidney); Ulcer (Intestines); Epilepsy (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 patient had been ill three weeks and confined to bed a week. His illness had commenced with headache and shivering, loss of appetite and thirst.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

James Sibley, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Date of admission: 20 Jan 1854
Date of death: 30 Jan 1854
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Effusion into brain. Cerebral softening
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Effusion (Brain); Softening (Brain)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'Admitted in a very wandering and delirious state, and reported to have been ill 3 weeks’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

George Anbery, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 34
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1854
Date of death: 13 Jul 1854
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Serous effusion on brain. Vascularity of the calvaria
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Effusion (Brain); Vascularity (Skull)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Gray, Henry
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'The present was the second occasion on which this patient had been admitted into the hospital with delirium tremens. He said he had been attacked a fortnight ago with pain in the head. Herpes had come out on the lips last week […] He was reported to have been rambling a good deal the whole time & to have had very little sleep’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

Henry Mathews, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Male
Age: 67
Date of admission: 8 Aug 1854
Date of death: 8 Aug 1854
Disease (transcribed): Extravasation of blood into subarachnoid tissues of brain & into lateral ventricles. Diseased valves of the heart
Disease (standardised): Extravasation (Brain); Disease (Heart)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'This patient was brought to the hospital about 2.45pm having been found in the watercloset in a perfectly unconscious state an hour previously. His breathing was thick, & attended with puffing of the cheeks during each expiration. He was twice sick. He never recovered from his comatose state & died in about 4 hours’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

George Douglas, Hatter

Occupation or role: Hatter
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Date of admission: 8 Jun 1854
Date of death: 3 Aug 1854
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Adherent pericardium. Purulent fluid in pleural sac
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Adherent (Pericardium); Suppuration (Pleura)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A very intemperate man, a hatter by trade. Brought in one afternoon suffering from delirium tremens. He had been constantly drunk for 3 weeks
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: n/a

John Elms, 56, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 56
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 10 Aug 1859
Date of death: 29 Aug 1859
Disease (transcribed): Tumour (fibro-cellular) in brain
Disease (standardised): Tumour (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturgess, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: On the 2nd July he had a fit which rendered him insensible for more than an hour.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
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 Grant, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 14 Jun 1860
Date of death: 20 Jul 1860
Disease (transcribed): Exhaustion after puerperal mania
Disease (standardised): Postpartum depression (Brain); Exhaustion
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 girl, who was unmarried, was delivered of a dead child in Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, 11 days previous to her admission here. She soon afterwards became delirious and attempted to destroy herself by cutting her throat with a common dinner knife’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen, pelvis

Type of incident: Suicide

Henry H Head, 18, Lawyer’s Clerk

Occupation or role: Lawyer’s Clerk
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 Feb 1861
Date of death: 20 Mar 1861
Disease (transcribed): Strumous meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Meningitis (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: The patient was said to have had very good health until five days before he came in, when before getting up in the morning he was seized with a convulsive fit. The attack came without any violent cause.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Catherine Speed, 31, Servant

Occupation or role: Servant
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 9 Apr 1856
Date of death: 1 May 1856
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous deposit in the Brain
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (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 woman said that she had suffered from great pain and sensation of weight in the chest and shoulders and pain at the back of the head, which she attributed to indigestion.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, cranium and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Charles Fraser, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 4 Mar 1857
Date of death: 10 Apr 1857
Disease (transcribed): Phthisis. Scrofulous meningitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis, meningeal (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: This man was admitted in a weak and emaciated condition, with every symptom of tolerably advanced phthisis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Elizabeth Gibson, 3, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 24 Feb 1850
Date of death: 26 Feb 1850
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles with softening of the brain. Extravasation of blood. Effusion in ventricles. Tubercles in lungs and pleura, in peritoneum and viscera of abdomen
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Softening (Brain); Effusion (Brain ); Tuberculosis (Lung); Tuberculosis (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 child of a nurse at the Hospital, who had not been aware of the severity of the attack until the previous day. She stated that the child had always been delicate and subject to coughs and colds.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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