COLLAPSED IN A TRAIN
FARMER’S SUDDEN DEATH. Mr C. C. Graham, S.M., district coroner* held an inquest ;;1 tho morgue this aftei noon on the body of Malcoim Macdonald, P.i years of age, a retired farmer, wlio collapsed in ho Clinbon-Dunedin tram mar Allamon this-morning, and expired almost ira-rc-crliately. Deceased, who was well known in the Omakau district, whore he had been farming for many years, had lately resided at Taieri Mouth, and left this morning te come- to Dunedin together with a sou and daughter. Dr Colquhoun said that deceased consulted him ecrly in January of this year, when he was suffering from a very grave form of heart disease, which made a sudden death quite j likely event. Witness warned deceased and his friends o? the, danger, and pave him a stimulant to he used in case of any sudden, attack. Witness had been informed by deceased’s daughter that her father was coming to consult him. Ho had examined the body, and the appearance was that of death from sudden failure of the heart. He was quite satisfied that the causa of deatii was tuddea heart failure, tho result of disease of that onran.
decree Macdonald, farmer, residing at Oamani, said that he was aware that bis father’s heart bad been affected. Witness visited him on Thursday night, when he found him in a, low state of health, complaining of pain in the region of the heart. Tt was thought advisable that he should be brought to town to consult a medical practitioner. and accordingly they left Titrj station ihi; morning. On the way to the station bis father took two bad mins, and once parsed a remark to the effect that ho was done. In the train deceased took another bad turn, but they were unable to get any .spirits for him, and a few minutes later he took a further,bad turn, collapsing and expiring before they could do anything for him.
Con«dable Findlay gave formal evidence as to faking charge of (he body on arrival of the train at Mosgiel. lire Coroner returned a verdict in accordance with (ho medical evidence.
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COLLAPSED IN A TRAIN, Evening Star, Issue 15639, 2 November 1914