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Notes on autopsies, etc.

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Spilsbury, Sir Bernard (1877-1947), Forensic Pathologist
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Cases include sudden deaths from a variety of natural causes, accidents (including medical accidents, especially anaesthesia-related), suicide, and criminal abortion, also suspicious deaths of infants, as well as cases of murder and manslaughter. Among the cases of particular interest: 9/41 "?Peeping Tom"; 9/42 shock from urethroscope; 9/81 starvation consequent on anorexia nervosa; 9/99 pillow suffocation in epileptic fit;9/270 death from petrol vapour inhalation while cleaning overcoat in bathroom; 9/297 death from blow to jaw during boxing match

The following cases are already in the public domain:
9/136 judicial execution of A E Margeram
9/207 Rex v Alfred Weston manslaughter
9/210 Rex v R F Montague;



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1 box of index cards

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