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A Victim to Drink



[by. telegraph. I

Wairoa, This day,

A middle-aged man named Gordon Middleton Anderson was taken from Crarer's Hotel yesterday to the hospital and died ten minutes after admission. An inquest was held to-day before Mr Large, actiug coroner. The medical evidence snowed that deceased had acute gastritis, the result of drinking, and would have died from it in a few days The immediate cause of' death was failure of 'he heart's action Medical evidence showed there was fatty degeneration of the heart, gastritis, diseased liver and kidnejs, diseased arteries, and adherent intestines. The jury returned the following veidiot: —" That the deceased, Gordon Middleton Anderson, died from failure of ■'the heart's action, the rtsuit of the disease oi that organ being accelerated by excessive drinking the Saturday previous." He was a remittance man, getting £70 a-year. He is believed to have a brother a doctor iv Edinburgh, and another a doctor in Calcutta

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A Victim to Drink, Daily Telegraph, Issue 6103, 20 March 1891

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A Victim to Drink Daily Telegraph, Issue 6103, 20 March 1891

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