Rowlandson's Death in the Nursery

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 21 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1605
  1. Fiona Haslam, general practitionera
  1. a Bolton BL1 5EB

    “At a Christening at Beddington Surrey,” said the Gentleman's Magazine of Sunday 4 December 1748, “the nurse was so intoxicated, that after she had undress'd the child, instead of laying it in the cradle, she put it behind a large fire, which burnt it to death in a few minutes.—She was examined before a Magistrate, and said she was quite stupid and senseless, so that she took the child for a log of wood; on which she …

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