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Peculiar Case of Poisoning

The "Ofcago Daily Times", records the following narrow escape' from death by poisoning:—Mrs Filewood, of George street, Mrs Rex, her. married daughter, and a child of the latter narrowly escaped death by poison, taken «by., accident, on Friday evening. The three had been ou* walking,in the.afternoon,and)oor jreturnirigitome about 6 o'clock they were in needof refreslunents...;Accordingly some tea was procured, and,poured.into.r* .cup which was standing op the Jraantlepiece. Out; of tliis one cup the two "women and child had a- drink. . Some^short- time afterwards all three were taken suddenly ill, and they felcso bad that Dr Fulton was at once sent for. On his arrival at the house he found that they- were all suffering from ■ • atf opine i "pbispning, having taken some eye drops, containing poisonous, ingredients, which had been left in the_cup*out of which they had Jaken t the tea. r ,Mrs, rFilewood.appeared to be the most seriously A affcc&d, but the of an emetic and * the application of other restorative'measures proved effective m the .case of-Mrs Rex and her. child.. Mrs Filowoo^'s condition, however, ~ was ,»o r 'seiipus, and, having three' patients on his hana% Dr Fulton called •in Dr Batchelor. The;-

stomach was at once emptied bytße use of the' efcunacfi pump, but 1 the poison had apparently got into her system,' and Mrs Filewood became -comatose and the breathing was almost completely suspended. The active measures to restore animation which were made use of were, however, successful for a time. Dr Fulton and Mr Roberts (from the hospital, wholenfc valuable assistance) sat up with Mrs Filewood the whole night, carefully, watching _her v and it was wefi'they'did, as she again : almost ceased to Jbreathei but again restorative, measures were successful. rlt was decided on Saturday morning -to remove her to the hospital, and* on 1 arrival there it was considered advisable to keep her in a state of activity for some time, as she displayed a tendency to' relapse into her former condition; At length, however, 1 she showed' signs of recovery;; and yesterday had made such good progress that it is thought she will be able to leave the institution shortly. Mrs Bex and her child have almost completely recovered. ...-" ;■-'';

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Peculiar Case of Poisoning, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 10 June 1890

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Peculiar Case of Poisoning Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2437, 10 June 1890

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