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I DEATH FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHLOROFORM. An inquest wta held on Saturday, Dec. 4th, at Mt* vj», Union Street, Smethwick Birmingham, before Mr E ?°°per (coroner), on the body of Evan Miles (42), gar- S5n». in the employ of Captain Thruston, Talgarth Hall, r^rionethebire, who died on Tuesday, from the adminia- of chloroform. The decsased received a gun-shot in his right eye, while beating for game, on Nor. J?th> and the sight being endangered, he went from Wales ^Smethwick, to the house of a man named Hughea.for the •!?rPoee of having an operation performed. Sometime pre /^°1«ly the gamekeeper at Talgarth Hall had gone through 8raethwick, to the house of a man named Hughea.for the •!?rPoee of having an operation performed. Sometime pre /^°1«ly the gamekeeper at Talgarth Hall had gone through ?J«peraiion at Mr Hughes's house, for a similar accident J' Cheshire, Birmingham, and Mr W. F. M.. Jackson, of Smethwick, performed the operation upon who died from the administration of the chloroform. 5^1 Mrs Miles and Mrs Hughes (who had witnessed the Station) had given evidence, Mr Jackson was examined. 5^1 Mrs Miles and Mrs Hughes (who had witnessed the Station) had given evidence, Mr Jackson was examined. fe said that he was asked to be present at the operation of logout the eyeball of Miles, which Mr Cheshire con- ??«ed necessary for the safety of the sight of the other eye. f* accordingly met Mr Chesshire at the house of Mr f?ghes. Mr Chesshire brought with him a 2oz, bottle, con- f* accordingly met Mr Chesshire at the house of Mr f?ghes. Mr Chessbire brought with him a 2oz, bottle, con- ning chloroform, quite full. While Mr Chesshire was ad- mistering the chloroform, witness felt the pulse of the de- ^Med, and found it quiet and regular. Miles was perfectly from excitement. Mr Chesshire examined the heart of Patient and pronounced it sound. Altogether the con- Sjtiooa appeared to be favourable to the administration. Mr rehire poured forty or fifty drops of chloroform on a el> and the deceased immediately became semi- conscious He then commenced the operation, but the j!>aed not being sufficiently under the influence of the L^oform about forty or fifty drops more of chloroform te re administered, and the operation was resumed. Al- aS* immediately that the operation began, witness noticed ka*lure in the patient's pulse. He at once seized the patient tp feet and lowered his head for the blood to run h-°lKh thp heart He afterwards practised artificial res- til?*'00. with the view of restoring him. Mr Chesshire as- him as much as possible, and appled a piece of wood C? the fire to his bre'ast, with the hope of producing am- h,^l0n. other means were adopted, but all m vain. The LVt died in about half-an-hour after the chloroform was J^tuatered His own opinion was that Mr Chesshire had j^'tustered* the chloroform in a particularly careful man- Jr> and every precaution had been taken with the view of (hi^ining whether the deceased was in a condition to be iif^ted to chloroform. He had seen hundreds of cases 4 .^ich chloroform was given, but had never before seen in which death had resulted. Mr Chesshire informed •to!tllat in a11 his experience he had only known one fatal -The Coroner remarked that there was little doubt at >h every precaution had been taken by the medical men, *ere both practical surgeons, Mr Chesshire being one of fo,>t eminent oculists in the midland counties.—The ^.r«tnmed a verdict of Death from the effect of the Titration of chloroform." itoie mortal remains of Evan Miles were buned on y last in Pennal churchyard. He hadbeen for 18 L, t}ie faithful and trusted servant cf C. 1. Thruston, »Hd was well known and highly esteemed by all the fci^.Virhood The remains were accompanied from W^gham by his widow and Mrs. Hughes, and were Machvnlleth station by a large body of mourning (' vrho accompanied the hearse to Pennal, where they -J^t by Mr Thruston and his son, Col. Stuart, and eHtlin. The service was impressively read by the a numerous and sympathetic audience who, 'n »C«of intense cold and falling snow, had assembled to the over three hundred to pay their last tribute of » one so highly and deservedly esteemed. He was Waband, a good father, a good servant, and a good

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