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Stephen Cook, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 19 Apr 1848
Date of death: 22 May 1848
Disease (transcribed): Erysipelas of face and head. Pleuritis and empyema. Pericarditis. Cysts in kidney.
Disease (standardised): Erysipelas (Skin); Pleurisy (Pleura); Empyema (Pleural cavity); Pericarditis (Heart); Cysts (Kidney)
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 applied for advice regarding a firm tumour of some size adhering to the upper part of the sternum.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 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

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

Thomas Pearce, 28, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 11 May 1853
Date of death: 21 May 1853
Disease (transcribed): Empyema. Pericarditis. Secondary deposit in lungs and frontal vein
Disease (standardised): Empyema (Pleura); Pericarditis (Heart); Deposits (Lung); Deposits (Veins)
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 had been seized a month before with pain in the left side accompanied by a good deal of cough and shortness of breath.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen and cranium
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

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

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

Elizabeth Hayman, 57, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 17 May 1853
Date of death: 5 Jul 1853
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the liver. Sloughs over the hip and sacrum
Disease (standardised): Abscess (Liver); Sloughing (Hip); Sloughing (Spine)
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 woman had been in the hospital only a short time previously with symptoms of dyspepsia and headache.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Margaret Strathern, 20, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1847
Date of death: 03 Jul 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pleuritis. Pneumonia with hepatisation. Gangrene and abscesses of lung. Great dilatation of bronchi.
Disease (standardised): Pleurisy (Pleura); Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Lung); Gangrene (Lung); Abscess (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 patient was admitted in an excessively weak state suffering from cough and excessive dyspnoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
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 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

Isabella Cleverly, 16, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 28 Jul 1848
Date of death: 17 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Petechial fever
Disease (standardised): Purpura (Skin); Fever (Systemic)
Admitted under the care of: Nairne, Robert
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: The friends who accompanied this girl stated that her illness commenced with fever and sore throat, but there had been no eruption of scarlet fever.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and 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

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

William Baker, 41, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 41
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 9 Aug 1848
Date of death: 20 Aug 1848
Disease (transcribed): Fever. Emphysema of lungs
Disease (standardised): Fever (Systemic); Emphysema (Lung)
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 on admission presented a condition of considerable emaciation, with the remains of a petechial eruption and loss of power over the voluntary movements.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, knee joints and face
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Hills, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 03 Dec 1846
Date of death: 11 Jan 1847
Disease (transcribed): Pneumonia with great congestion. Diseased heart. Enlarged liver. Pus in wrist joint with no ulceration of cartilages.
Disease (standardised): Pneumonia (Lung); Disease (Heart); Enlarged (Liver); Suppuration (Wrist)
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 reported to be labouring under severe affection of the heart.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Larynx, trachea, thorax, abdomen and upper extremity
Type of incident: n/a

George Borley, 40, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Aug 1847
Date of death: 27 Aug 1847
Disease (transcribed): Tubercles in apex of left lung. Compression of right lung. Peritonitis. Extensive suppuration of liver and extensive ulceration of the large intestines.
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Lung); Compression (Lung); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Suppuration (Liver); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 as it appeared from fever accompanied by diarrhoea.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Maria Jackson, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 12 May 1853
Date of death: 30 Aug 1853
Disease (transcribed): Disease kidney. Peritonitis. Ulcerated intestines. Deposit of fibrin on the inner surface of the small intestines over an extended surface
Disease (standardised): Disease (Kidney); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Ulcer (Intestines); Fibrin (Intestines)
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 presented on admission much of the appearance of suffering from congestion of the liver, accompanied by unusual abdominal tension and tenderness.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Abdomen and thorax
Type of incident: n/a

George Adams, 46, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 31 Aug 1853
Date of death: 5 Sep 1853
Disease (transcribed): Pain in thigh simulating sciatica. Collection of pus in the substance of the rectum and femoris muscle. Secondary deposits in the lungs. Fluid blood
Disease (standardised): Pain (Leg); Suppuration (Rectum); Suppuration (Muscles); Deposits (Lung); 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: This patient was admitted suffering from pain in the thigh which seemed to be of the nature of sciatica.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax, abdomen, cranium and right thigh
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Chamberlain, 50, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 50
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 31 Aug 1853
Date of death: 6 Sep 1853
Disease (transcribed): Scrofulous peritonitis. Old cretaceous deposit in the lungs. Fibrin in the pericardium. Ulcerated intestines
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Abdomen); Peritonitis (Abdomen); Deposits (Lung); Fibrin (Heart); Ulcer (Intestines)
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 she had menstruated regularly until last May, but since the commencement of this illness they had not reappeared.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Anne Wells, 15, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 15
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Aug 1856
Date of death: 14 Aug 1856
Disease (transcribed): Peritonitis. Diseased Kidneys
Disease (standardised): Peritonitis (Abdomen); Disease (Kidney)
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 girl stated that she was in good health until nine days ago; when without any very obvious cause she was taken with violent abdominal pain and retching. The next day the belly and legs began to swell and she complained of a tingling sensation in the legs.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Hannah Jones, 55, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 30 Aug 1848
Date of death: 17 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Enlarged liver
Disease (standardised): Disease (Liver)
Admitted under the care of: Page, William Emanuel
Medical examination performed by: Barclay, Andrew Whyte
Post mortem examination performed by: Handfield Jones, Charles
Medical notes: This woman applied for admission because of a tumour which she had observed during the last two months, occupying some portion of the right hypochondrium.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Louisa Lucas, 30, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 6 Sep 1848
Date of death: 20 Sep 1848
Disease (transcribed): Peritoneal inflammation. Faecal abscess.
Disease (standardised): Inflammation (Abdomen); Abscess (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 patient’s illness was said to have commenced in consequence of exposure to cold while menstruating.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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