Date: 20 Sep 1913
Florence Emily Evans died following an illegal operation.
She died in a nursing home. She had been a domestic servant.
A doctor was charged with giving false information on her death certificate which stated that she had died from appendicitis and a secondary cause being peritonitis and heart failure. However, the doctor said that he had no suspicion that an illegal operation had been carried out.
A nurse stated that the doctor had called her and asked her to come and fetch Florence Evans at once as he was very anxious to get her to the home and that he had carried her himself to a taxicab.
The autopsy showed that her appendix had not been removed. The doctor said that it was difficult to determine the cause of death before an autopsy in many cases.
see Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Friday 05 December 1913
see Dundee Evening Telegraph - Thursday 30 October 1913
see Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Monday 01 December 1913