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Notes on autopsies, etc.

Oct 1936-Aug 1937
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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: 18/37 mummified infant (dead many years); 18/44 nitrobenzene taken in error for oil of nutmegs in gin (to procure abortion); 18/69 circumcision (7 week infant); 18/114 Luminal poisoning; 18/139 acute phosphorus poisoning; 18/140 Addison's disease; 18/151, 342, 347 aspirin poisoning; 18/178 camphor poison; 18/217 starvation, dead 6 weeks, partly mummified; 18/296 Adelin poisoning; 18/315 murder against some person or persons unknown; 18/328, 346 suicide by train

The following cases are already in the public domain:
18/8 Rex v A J Peake murder
18/13 Rev v Amy Lester Nurse Black - exhumation, murder by abortion
18/94 Rex v Bird murder
18/154 Rex v Andrew Chumley manslaughter - exhumation
18/194 Rex v Unwin Townsend Hadman Mensce or Doolan manslaughter
18/198 Rex v A Gregory murder
18/210 Rex v A Phillips murder
18/274 Rex v J I Tuite-Dalton manslaughter
18/303 Rex v Wm Hogan and Edward Buckley murder
18/310 Rex v Linford Derrick murder
18/343 Rex v John Thomas Rodgers murder


Oct 1936-Aug 1937

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1 box of index cards

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