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FATAL CHLOROFORMING OPERATION AT RHYL. ♦ On Saturday, at the Town Hall, Rhyl, Mr. Deputy Coroner LI. Jones held an inquest on the body of Miss Mary Jane Kendrick, of the Cerrigllwydion Arms, Llanynys, near Denbigh, who died under distressing circumstances while having her teeth extracted by a Rhyl dentist.— Mrs. C. Davies, landlady of the Cerrigllwydion Arms, identified the body as that of her niece, who was 29 years of age. Witness stated that, by arrangement, deceased and herself travelled from Ruthin to Rhyl in order that the former might have her teeth extracted, and it was with deceased's consent that chloroform was administered. Mr. Frederick Jenks, L.D.S., operator with Captain E. W. Keatinge, dentist, Rhyl, stated that he was first consulted by the deceased about twelve months ago, as she suffered from swellings of the jaw. He advised her to have her teeth extracted, and as she said she would like it done painlessly he suggested an anaesthetic. Deceased, however, declined to have her teeth out at that time. On the 11th inst. he saw the deceased at Denbigh, and found that her teeth were in a very bad condition. She consented to have them extracted, and he arranged that she should visit Rhyl on the 13th. Deceased accordingly attended at the consult- ing room on the latter date, and as it was necessary to extract 27 teeth and stumps, he called in Dr. Goodwin to administer chloroform, as gas would be useless for such an operation. Deceased was quite willing, and readily took the chloroform; but after he had extracted three teeth Dr. Goodwin told him to stop, and they endeavoured to bring the deceased to, but failed. In reply to the jury, wit- ness stated that he had had much experi- ence in cases requiring similar treatment.—Dr. Goodwin said that on being fetched by Mr. Jenks he was informed that the deceased had stated that her own medical adviser had told her that she was in a fit condition to receive an anaesthetic. He thoroughly examined the deceased, and was of the opinion that she was a fit subject to undergo an operation, and he then, with the consent of the deceased, adminis- tered chloroform by means of a mask. Deceased readily took it, and in about 15 minutes she was in a fit condition for the operation. After three teeth had been taken out he noticed that she became blue in the face, and he at once stopped the operation and proceeded to restore the deceased, but failed. He believed that she died from failure of the heart's action.—In reply to the jury, the doctor stated that he considered the deceased was strong enough to undergo the operation.—After a brief consulta- tion, the jury unanimously returned a verdict that deceased died from misadventure, and they expressed the opinion that not the slightest blame attached to either of the medical men.

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