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A FIRE AT SEA.

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CONVICTION OF A SURGEON.

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CONVICTION OF A SURGEON. A very heavy sentence has just been passed on Edward Charles James Shaw, a surgeon, who was tried and convicted at Hertford, on Saturday, for /■If charge of an insane lady without the medical J""1 orders required by the statute. Mr. h»d ille^allv^ a8ylu.m for invalids at Elstree, and he J? AI?K ec< £ ve<l the patient without the needful y} fnr i,Hr T,1^- sum of sixty pounds a year was ^ali» mn«t she, a lady, was employed • <r hoots aruUfTi °eS a^out lhe house, such as cleaniD0 HaTn„ Wes' an<* working an oat-crushing machine. person was then tried on a second indictment, charging him with neglecting and ill- treating anotherpatient, a gentleman who had once been Mayor o Windsor. When the visiting physician under the Commissioners of Lunacy Went to Shaw's house, they found the unhappy p&ti«nt" in a most wretched condition. He was flying 0n a straw mat- ftess in a. back kitchen, with no other covering than an old carpet, and in a most pitiful condition of neg- lected imbecility. Sixty pounds a year had, in the first instance, been paid for his support; but, on repre- sentations that his infantile habits rendered addi- tional attendance necessary, the allowance was doubled. Yet no attendant was provided, and he was suffered to lie in his misery. The Lord Chief Justice, in pass ng sentence, said that he considered the inquiry of very great import- ance, and it appeared to him that the offences he had committed were of a very serious character. regard to Mrs. Weston, he must have known perfectly well that she was of unsound mind, and he had 1tn<ere fore, in her case, wilfully and denberately broken t law that was intended to protect unhappy persons in her condition. He considered to this lady, who was a woman of and accomplishments, m employm her n menial occupations was most disgraceful, and tor the indictment relating to her he should order him to be imprisoned for two months and to pay a Me of £ 100. With regard to the second charge, he hardly knew how to trust himself to speak of his conduct towards this unhappy man. It was almost sickening to hear a description of the state he was m when he was dis- covered and his conduct was deeply aggravated by ask- ing for an additional amount and receiving double the original sum under the pretence that he wanted more attendance, and then leaving him in the same if not a worse state than he was before. A point of law had been raised in this case, and if that should be decided in his favour he would have the benefit of it, and would be released from the consequences of the second conviction so far as the law was concerned. If this should, however, turn out to be the case, he could not help expressing a hope that his own conscience would punish him for the conduct he had exhibited towards this unhappy man. The treatment of the poor creature—his suffering him to lie in the con- dition in which he was found, with no covering but a piece of old carpet, and on a mattress that was rotten with filth, and only fit to be thrown on a dunghill, was a. disgrace to anyone calling himself a. Christian man. He regarded it as a very bad case, and in the event of the conviction being held good, he should order him to undergo, upon the second indictment, an additional imprisonment of six months, and to pay a second fine of £100, and he should also direct that he be further imprisoned at the expiration of his sentence until both fines be paid. The wife of the defendant, who had been in court during the trial, threw her arms round his neck and kissed him ardently several times when the sentence was pronounced, and he was then removed in custody.

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