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Battersea 1893

Report upon the public health and sanitary condition of the Parish of St. Mary, Battersea during the year1893

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birth become more numerous yearly, owing to improved
registration, as formerly an infant living but a few hours was
frequently buried as stillborn.
Inquests. During the year 1893, 276 cases came under the
notice of the Coroner. Thirty-nine of these were cases in
which he decided that no further inquiry was necessary, and
they are marked in the Registrar's Returns as “submitted to
Coroner,” which is considered sufficient to authorise
registration.”

In the other 237 cases inquests were held with the following results, as given in the verdicts of the respective juries:—

From Natural Causes135
From Accidental Causes:—
Suffocation27
Burns3
Scalds4
Run over6
Knocked down by a horse1
Thrown from horse1
Strangulation1
Drowning10
Fractures oi skull, &c.19
Poisoning2
Want of attention at birth4
Stabbing1
79
From Homicidal Causes:—
Suicide—Hanging3
Drowning3
Cut Throat1
7
Murder—Suffocation1
Fractured Skull1
2
Found Dead:—
Drowned9
Knocked down by trains4
Fracture1
14
Total237
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