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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: 24/1 undated card re partly mummified newborn female infant; 24/54 burns clothing set fire by electric discharge; 24/119 Soneryl poisoning; 24/150 barbiturate poisoning; 24/173 mummified child, sex not determined; 24/177 mummified infant sex not determined; 24/222-223 Dial poison; 24/245 morphine poison; 24/200 Medinal poison suicide; 24/306 haemorrhage from circumcision, 2 week infant; 24/311 poison Decacaine; 24/315 hermaphrodite infant

The following cases are already in the public domain:
24/73 Rex v Arthur Baxter
24/97 Rex v Alexander Murray manslaughter
24/275 Rex v H S Papworth manslaughter dangerous driving



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1 box of index cards

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