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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: 6/30 alcoholic excess and morphine habit (doctor); 6/49 Workmen's Compensation case; 6/275 Suicide "Had complained to his mother that something was wrong with his private parts"; 6/281 Christian Scientist

The following cases are already in the public domain:
6/1 Rex v E H Tunbridge murder
6/13 Rex v Robert Sherwell murder
6/36 Cassondee case in Chancery - which of couple predeceased the other
6/37 Rex v Jack Hewett Crown and Anchor Inn murder
6/38 Freda Kempton, acute cocaine poisoning suicide, alleged involvement of London Chinese community in drug trade
6/43 Rex v W T Yelham and wife murder
6/66 Rex v Munro murder
6/68 Rex v Albert Edward Dearnley "Prisoner's statement that he and Ellis proposed playing cowboys and indians and he trussed up Ellis who then told him that he was all right and would untie himself" (but he suffocated after being left)
6/72 Rex v Dr Percy Bateman manslaughter while attending childbirth - "Had difficulty with placenta then found he had removed uterus";
6/78 Rex v Henry Charles Mabey and Ada Mabey, disposing of a dead body so as to prevent the coroner from holding an inquest
6/108 Rex v Frederick Boxall;
6/191 Rex v Sidney Goulter murder



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1 box of index cards

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