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Harriette Cox, 61, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 61
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 13 Apr 1853
Date of death: 11 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Diseased kidneys and liver. Cartaligeniform state of splenic capsule. Dilated and fatty heart. Scrofulous deposits in the lungs
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Disease (Spleen); Disease (Heart); Tuberculosis (Lung)
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 first admitted on 22nd January 1851 with dropsy of two months standing and bronchitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
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

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

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

Charles Deacon, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 18 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Haematemesis. Diseased liver. Peculiar condition of the mucous membrane of the oesophagus
Disease (standardised): Haematemesis (Upper gastrointestinal tract); Disease (Liver); Disease (Oesophagus)
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 man was attacked by haematemesis between six or seven on the morning of admission.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, oesophagus 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

Elizabeth Piner, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Date of admission: 18 Apr 1854
Date of death: 20 Apr 1854
Disease (transcribed): Acute pneumonia. Peculiar arrangement of the peritoneum forming a sac containing the small intestines
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Abdomen)
Admitting doctor: Bence Jones, Henry
Surgeon: Ogle, John William
Physician: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Medical notes: 'This girl was admitted after the hour of visit on the 18th. She was at that time in a state of considerable depression, having been for a fortnight suffering from cough, dyspnea & pain in the chest’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen

Type of injury: 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

Thomas Bowyer, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 20 May 1846
Date of death: 24 May 1846
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and neck. Diffuse cellular inflammation of neck, with extensive effusion of lymph and pus in sub mucous tissue of larynx and parts in the neighbourhood, running on to sloughing. Old adhesions of lung. Incipient cirrhosis.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Face, Neck); Inflammation (Neck); Effusion (Larynx); Adhesions (Lung); Cirrhosis (Liver)
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 complaining of dyspnoea and pain in the throat, with difficulty of swallowing.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Throat, larynx, trachea, 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

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

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

Ellen Walland, [No age stated], [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1852
Date of death: 28 Jun 1852
Disease (transcribed): Old double pleurisy. Recent also on the right side. Bronchitis. The entire liver of a bright gamboge hue
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Bronchitis (Lung); Disease (Liver)
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 stated that her illness had been of four months duration. It had commenced like a fever, with shivering, pains in the loins and severe cold.
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

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

William Guymer, 22, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 23 May 1860
Date of death: 26 May 1860
Disease (transcribed): Obstruction of the bowels
Disease (standardised): Obstruction (Bowels)
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 patient of Dr Nairne’s [Robert Nairne] once years before (Aug 1845) with an intestinal obstruction which lasted 15 days […] He was readmitted on the 23rd of May. He had suffered from diarrhoea and pain in the bowels for some days’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Right elbow, cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

John Farry, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Aug 1853
Date of death: 4 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the kidneys and liver. Congestion and extravasation of blood into the lung. Hypertrophy of the heart
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Disease (Liver); Congestion (Lung); Extravasation (Lung); 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: This man was admitted with considerable anasarca especially of the lower extremities, and excessive dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
Type of incident: n/a

William Crow, 40, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Jul 1849
Date of death: 24 Aug 1849
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles & vomicae in the right lung. Old pericardial, pleuritic & peritoneal adhesions. Fistula in ano
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lungs); Abscess (Lungs); Fistula (Rectum)
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 was transferred 3 or 4 days after his admission for fistula in ano, presenting all the symptoms of tubercular consumption. He stated that he had enjoyed good health up to the beginning of April, previous to which he had suffered from no chest symptoms at all, since then he had had cough & spitting, with night sweats, and was much emaciated’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

Maria Hill, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 2 Oct 1850
Date of death: 10 Oct 1850
Disease (transcribed): Dropsy. Fluid in pleurae, pericardium and peritoneum. Liver large congested. Kidneys large, pale, mottled
Disease (standardised): Oedema (General); Effusion (Pleura); Effusion (Heart); Effusion (Abdomen); Disease (Liver); 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: Having passed through her first confinement only three months ago, this patient had first suffered from dropsy in the latter part of her pregnancy and about six months before admission, having commenced with swelling of the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

John Grainger, 25, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 Aug 1847
Date of death: 16 Aug 1847
Disease (transcribed): Miliary tubercles in right lung. Peritonitis. Ulceration and sloughing of appendix caeci, with faecal abscess in cavity of peritoneum.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Appendix); Sloughing (Appendix); Abscess (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 suffering from symptoms of local peritonitis.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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