The Staunton case revisited

Medico-Legal Journal, Ahead of Print.
In 1877 Harriet Staunton died in Penge, Kent, and four members of her family were convicted of her murder by malicious starvation. The defence attempted to show that she had died from tuberculous meningitis, but reappraisal of the evidence leads to the conclusion that she died from tuberculous Addison’s disease and that the defendants were wrongly convicted.

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