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BAKHY DOCKS.

BARRY.

COGAN.

DINAS POWIS.

ABERTHAW.

BARRY MAN'S SAD DEATH.j FATAL…

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BARRY MAN'S SAD DEATH. FATAL ADMINISTRATION OF CHLOROFORM AT CARDIFF INFIRMARY. A labourer named Charles Duckham, aged 30, of Barry, died ut Cardiff Infirmary on Thursday last whilst being operated upon for an internal complaint. He was und^r the influence of chloroform at the time. Duckham was a married man. An inquest was held on the body on Friday afternoon at the Town Hall. The body was identified by the deceased's wife.—Dr Davies, senior anesthetist at Cardiff Infirmary, said that Duckham was suffering from a rapture, and it was found necessary to perform an operation. Before chloroform was administered the patient was carefully examined by Dr Timms, the house physician, who described his heart to be sound, but he had a rather bad cough. Witness adminis- tered two drachms of anasstehtic, which was a very small amount, and witness, assisted by a nurse, wheeled the patient into the operating theatre, and there placed him on the operating table. Even then his condition seemed satisfactory, for he was breathing fairly regularly. Up to this time nothing had been done to the patient, whose breathing now suddenly became irregular, although no more of the anassthetic had been given. Witness immediately called for Dr Samuel, and they together commenced giving him artificial respiration. This seemed to restore him at first, but he soon relapsed, and his breathing stopped altogether. Dr William Sheen, who was preparing to perform the operation, also went to their assistance, and, finding that artificial respiration had failed, he cut a hole in his throat to induce the heart's action, but this was of no avail, and the man died. Dr Davies subsequently made a post-mortem examination. The organs were very much congested, which, in his opinion, was due to the mode of death.-The Coroner If he had not been put under chloroform the man might have lived ?—Dr Davies Yes, sir he died from paralysis of the respiration of the centres, as the result of chloroform.—The jury returned a verdict that death wasdue to the paralysis of the respiratory centres and the heart while-under the influence of chloroform. Deceased was a member of the Salvation Army at Barry Docks. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at Cardiff, when Captain Moss, S.A., Barry Docks, conducted the burial service.

MR. T. MARCHANT WILLIAMS ON…

FOR WEAKNESS, &c-

CORRESPONDENCE.

"CANDLES ON THE ALTAR."

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