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MELANCHOLY DEATH OF A PHYSICIAN.

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MELANCHOLY DEATH OF A PHYSICIAN. Mr. St. Claire Bedford held an inquest on Tuesday at the new Vestry.hall, St. Jaimes's, Piccadilly, re- specting the death of Mr. Joseph Toynbee, physician of Savilla-row, Burlington-gardens. The interest taken in tha case was such as to cause a large attend- anco of medical men. It was shown in evidence that deceased was in the habit of making experiments upon himself with chloroform. His object was to extend its use as a curative agent. On Saturday afternoon his servant went into his room and found him lying on a sofa, with his mouth and nostrils covered with cotton wool. On two chairs near were sets of papers, and upon one of them a watch was laid. Thinking his master was, asleep, the servant removed the cotton wool; and then, struck with some. thing strange in the face, he ran for medical aid. Dr. Markham and another doctor were soon at hand, but unfortunately life was quite gone. It would seem that deceased, intent upon knowing the effects produced by a combination of chloroform and prussic acid upon the ear, had rather neglected its possible effects upon the lungs. Evidence was given to show the great Impro. bability that deceased would ever attempt suicide. He was well off, and of a very cheerful disposition. The jury returned the following verdict: That the deceased met with his death accidentally, whilst pro- secuting his experiments by inhaling a combination of chloroform and prussic acid, and the jury desired to express their deep sympathy with the family of the unfortunate deceased gentleman." ?> I1.. =

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