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Mary Rafferty, 14, Schoolgirl

Occupation or role: Schoolgirl
Age: 14
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1862
Date of death: 29 Jan 1862
Disease (transcribed): Meningitis
Disease (standardised): Meningitis (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Sturges, Octavius
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was brought into the hospital only partially conscious lying as one asleep.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

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

William Burgess, 14, Pageboy

Occupation or role: Pageboy
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1861
Date of death: 30 Jan 1861
Disease (transcribed): Strumous tubercle of cerebellum. Arachinitis
Disease (standardised): Tuberculosis (Brain); Arachnoiditis (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 boy had said to have been quite well until ten days before admission when he was suddenly vomiting; three or four days afterward violent convulsing followed by complete insensibility.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Joseph Palmer, [No age stated], Sweeper

Occupation or role: Sweeper
Age: [No age stated]
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Dec 1861
Date of death: 28 Dec 1861
Disease (transcribed): Cerebral apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wadham, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was partially recovered from paralysis of the left side which had followed a fit, when he was picked up in the street and brought to the hospital
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Head
Type of incident: n/a

Emily S Blackshaw, 24, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 10 Jul 1861
Date of death: 15 Jul 1861
Disease (transcribed): Rupture of liver. Delirium Tremens
Disease (standardised): Rupture (Liver); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Wadham, William
Post mortem examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Medical notes: The patient was reported to have been knocked down by a cab.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, chest, and abdomen
Type of incident: Trauma/accident

Anne Marshall, 60, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 60
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Sep 1860
Date of death: 24 Nov 1860
Disease (transcribed): General paralysis. Effusion in spinal canal
Disease (standardised): Paralysis (Brain); Effusion (Spinal canal)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'This case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was sent to the dissecting room, unexamined’

Type of incident: n/a

Richard Herbert, 48, Tinman

Occupation or role: Tinman
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Nov 1860
Date of death: 6 Nov 1860
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship and Jones, ?
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Medical notes: 'A tinman. A short time before admission, while at work, he was seized with pain in the head which caused him to exclaim, this was accompanied with tremblings of the limbs and immediately followed by total loss of consciousness’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

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

William Wilkinson, 35, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 13 Jun 1860
Date of death: 24 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Disease of the brain
Disease (standardised): Disease (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: n/a
Medical notes: 'As the body was not examined, this case is not given’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: 'The body was not examined’

Type of incident: n/a

Ann Russ, 30, Prostitute

Occupation or role: Prostitute
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 16 Jun 1860
Date of death: 22 Jun 1860
Disease (transcribed): Abscess of the brain
Disease (standardised): Abscess (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 woman was said to have been a prostitute and much given to drinking. For the two days preceding her admission she had been in a state of continued intoxication. She was supposed to have been insensible in the night of the 15th as she was found in that state on the following morning. She was not known to have had any previous cerebral symptoms’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

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

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

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

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

John Shave, 54, Porter

Occupation or role: Porter
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1858
Date of death: 7 Jan 1859
Disease (transcribed): Apoplexy. Hypertrophy of the heart. Diseased kidneys
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain); Disease (Heart); Disease (Kidney)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: For the last three days he had suffered from headache, nausea and pains in the loins.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax and abdomen
Type of incident: n/a

Sarah Hamilton, 37, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 37
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 26 Jan 1859
Date of death: 12 Feb 1859
Disease (transcribed): Hemiplegia. Peculiar deposit in the brain
Disease (standardised): Hemiplegia (Brain); Deposit (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: When this patient was admitted she was unable to give any account of herself. It was ascertained that she had been out of health for the last six months and that a fortnight ago she had some kind of fit followed by hemiplegia.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: n/a

Clarissa Gould, 63, [No occupation stated]

Occupation or role: [No occupation stated]
Age: 63
Gender: Female
Date of admission: 5 Oct 1859
Date of death: 7 Oct 1859
Disease (transcribed): Serous apoplexy (?)
Disease (standardised): Stroke (Brain)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry
Medical examination performed by: Dickinson, William Howship
Post mortem examination performed by: Holmes, Thomas
Medical notes: Her daughter stated that she had had good health, excepting an occasional attack of rheumatic gout, until four months ago when she began to complain of pains in the head.
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen and pelvis
Type of incident: 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

William Vinson, 33, Cab driver

Occupation or role: Cab driver
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 3 Nov 1858
Date of death: 9 Dec 1858
Disease (transcribed): Ascites. Cirrhosis. Delirium tremens
Disease (standardised): Ascites (Peritoneum); Liver cirrhosis (Liver); Alcohol withdrawal delirium (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 cab driver who had been ill three weeks. His habits were very intemperate & in May last he had an attack of delirium tremens. He attributed his present illness to cold; having been exposed to the rain for 16 hours. For three weeks he had been troubled with vomiting after meals’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

William Thomson, 15, Farm labourer

Occupation or role: Farm labourer
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 8 Sep 1858
Date of death: 28 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Hydrocephalus interim. Ecchymosis in spinal canal
Disease (standardised): Hydrocephalus (Brain); Ecchymosis (Spine)
Admitted under the care of: Bence Jones, Henry and Ogle, John William
Medical examination performed by: Holmes, Timothy
Post mortem examination performed by: Rogers, George Goddard
Medical notes: 'A farm labourer who had suffered for a twelvemonth from pain in the head which was increased by working in the sun. Six months later it became so bad & was accompanied with such frequent vomiting that he went under medical care & was leeched & blistered. This treatment did him some good for a time. When he came to the hospital there was tenderness all down the spine & partial paralysis of the lower limbs’
Body parts examined in the post mortem: Cranium, spinal cord, thorax, abdomen

Type of incident: n/a

Alexander Fraser, 7, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 27 Jan 1858
Date of death: 28 Jan 1858
Disease (transcribed): Epilepsy. Albuminuria
Disease (standardised): Epilepsy (Brain); Albuminuria (Kidneys)
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

William Tierney, 42, [Occupation not stated]

Occupation or role: [Occupation not stated]
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Date of admission: 6 Oct 1858
Date of death: 9 Oct 1858
Disease (transcribed): Delirium tremens. Phthisis. Strumous disease of supra-renal bodies
Disease (standardised): Alcohol withdrawal delirium (Brain); Tuberculosis (Lungs); Tuberculosis (Kidneys)
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 man was admitted with all the symptoms of delirium tremens, but his friends asserted that he had been ‘lightheaded’ for two months. This was all that could be ascertained of his previous history. When first seen he answered rationally though with hesitation. His memory was defective & he had a hurried, fidgety manner with tremors & jerking’
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

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

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

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