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From: Dennis Ahern <>
Subject: Re: Excerpts from Irish newspapers
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 13:08:58 +0000 (UTC)


From The Cork Examiner, 27 November 1863 -

EXTRAORDINARY DEATH THROUGH A SCRATCH ON THE
ARM.--Mr. John Humphreys, the coroner, held an
inquest last evening, in the London Hospital, on view of
the body of William Sheridan, aged 54 years, a
blacksmith, lately residing at Bull-court, Stratford, who
died under the following circumstances. It appeared that
the deceased went home in a state of intoxication, and
about a fortnight since a quarrel ensued between him and
his wife. The light went out and in the scuffle he received
a severe scratch on his arm with a pin. The limb became
inflamed, and he was admitted into the hospital, where he
was placed under the care of Mr. Herbert Spencer, the
house-surgeon, but gangrene or mortification of the limb
supervened, and he died on Saturday last from
exhaustion upon the injury. The Coroner having
remarked on the singular nature of the case, the Jury
returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

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