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

Byline: John Stanley James; 1876-12-23; The Argus; 

Report: John Stanley James - Undercover for the Melbourne Argus in the 1870s

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 " ... 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. . . . "

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

Rights: public domain