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BABY'S DEATH FROM STARVATION.

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BABY'S DEATH FROM STARVATION. Remarkable evidence was given on Tuesday jftt an inquiry at Lambeth concerning the Ac,ati-I of Cornelius Michael Cooper, aged ight months, whose parents live at Lower Marsh, Lambeth. The mother said her husband, a labourer, ;;bad been out of work for seven weeks. Although her children had not had sufficient :food they did not apply for parish relief, not knowmg how to go about it. For the past .-Seven weeks witness had not had much to .at; the result being that she could not feed -rthe baby. Dr. Marcus H. Quarry, of the Lambeth /[Infirmary, said the child was emaciated, and -,Weigile,cl only one-third the normal weight. Death was due to exhaustion from want of Nourishment. The Coroner: This child has died from zlfh,eer starvation? Witness Yes. The coroner remarked that the mother did •Jiot present the appearance associated with ."I.;t'ant of nourishment, Dr. Quarry said that was so, adding that the child could not have been fed for a con- siderable time before it was brought to the infirmary. In summing up the coroner said that for a to literahy die of starvation as this ..Ðne had, without complications, was very jtfaie. The jury returned a verdict that the child .islied from sheer starvation, and expressed heir opinion that the conduct of the mother ;tfhould be reported to the N.S.P.C.C.

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