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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 August 14 13:46 BST (UK) »
Just looked up Fournier's Gangrene, the images are shocking  :o. Do not look if you are delicate or male !!!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 02 August 14 13:52 BST (UK) »
Females and especially female children were more likely to be burned in a home setting because of the clothing they wore at the time.

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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 02 August 14 14:29 BST (UK) »
Just looked up Fournier's Gangrene, the images are shocking  :o. Do not look if you are delicate or male !!!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 02 August 14 15:00 BST (UK) »
The daughter of Thomas Cook, the travel pioneer, died in her bath. Not by drowning and not of natural causes, but of (presumably) carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a faulty boiler. A boiler which, incidently, was fairly new and which the Cook family wouldn't have owned had not Thomas been the successful businessman that he was. :'(
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 02 August 14 16:35 BST (UK) »
Females and especially female children were more likely to be burned in a home setting because of the clothing they wore at the time.
Do not forget young male children wore very similar dresses to their sisters in the past and many men wore smocks
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 02 August 14 16:50 BST (UK) »
"15 Sept 1879, Hans Rathgen, age 69, sugarbaker. Cause of death - shock to the system from scalds through having fallen into a pan of boiling sugar. Accidental. Middlesex Coroner's inquest held 18 Sept 1879". (Death cert)

... and the eye-watering ...

"Hamper, Daniel ... German sugar refiner, aged 70, died at London Hospital from injuries received. When stood in a chandler's shop in Fashion St, Spitalfields, the floor gave way and he fell, legs apart, across a rafter resulting in a crushed pelvis. Taken to hospital, but he did not survive the operation." (Hereford Times 1842)

... are just two of many nasty deaths related to sugar refining at  www.mawer.clara.net/fatalities.html  including the deaths of Wm Hy Hodgkinson and Michael Reynolds both involving the old shafts and belts that used to drive machinery ... but I'll not copy them here !!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 02 August 14 17:40 BST (UK) »
-No wonder they say sugar isn't good for you!
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 03 August 14 17:00 BST (UK) »
A great-uncle of mine worked in a warehouse which received tea chests from India.  He scratched his hand on the tin edging of one of these chests and developed severe blood poisoning, from which he died, there being no treatment available to save him at that time (1910).
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Re: Unpleasant Deaths
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 03 August 14 17:16 BST (UK) »
A great-uncle of mine worked in a warehouse which received tea chests from India.  He scratched his hand on the tin edging of one of these chests and developed severe blood poisoning, from which he died, there being no treatment available to save him at that time (1910).

One of my uncles died as a child in a similar way in 1919.  He was stung by a scorpion and developed incurable blood poisoning.
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