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Notes on autopsies, etc.

Jan 1935 - Oct 1935
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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: 16/15 presence of nutshell in air passages; 16/16 injection of colloid gold for chronic rheumatism; 16/45 aspirin poisoning; 16/48 acute cocaine poisoning; 16/59 vomited meat blocking larynx; 16/80 burns - suicide; 16/136 barbiturate poisoning (Luminal); 1 16/216 aspirin poisoning; 16/230 Simmonds Disease; 16/236 botulism; 16/240 botulism 3 cases; 16/266 botulism; 16/272 ?teak wood poisoning; 16/279 death in public bath at end of race; 16/306 strychnine poisoning; 16/314 silicosis

The following cases are already in the public domain:
16/2 Rex v W T Moore
16/56 Rex v Gertrude Elizabeth de la Mare - cut-throat murder, Guernsey
16/91 judicial execution L A Brigstock
6/172 Rex v Violet McAuliffe murder, Grimsby
16/185 Rex v Alan James Grierson murder
16/203 Rex v Alice Read murder, Eastbourne
16/292 W A Norris v Royal Mail Lines Ltd, chronic HCN poisoning (fumigation of ships)
16/331 judical execution R H Bousquet


Jan 1935 - Oct 1935

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1 box of index cards

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