"Hospital Funerals" - John Stanley James - The Argus (Melbourne, AUJ

"Hospital Funerals" - John Stanley James - The Argus (Melbourne, AUJ

by: John Stanley James | publication date: December 23, 1876 | Publication: The Argus |

 " ... The patient being dead, what happens to him? The first thing done is to communicate wiht his friends and ascertain if they are able or willing to bury him. If not, he receives a pauper's funeral at thee Melbourne General Cemetery. . . . "

James investigates how the dead are disposed of at a Melbourne hospital.

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