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afterwards. Nothing that we applied could increase the danger. When

Mr. Vance came, I described to him correctly the treatment I had used. At one time,'a slight hope was entertained that her life would be preserved. I administered internally saline and aperient medicines ; and after that she had bark and mineral acids, with quinine. Mortification had then taken place,"and these medicines were administered to support nature. Mortifica-

tion began about a week after I visited her. In my judgment, her death was caused by the wound in her breast. In my opinion, it was not necessary to produce such a wound to correct any difficulty in swallowing ; nor do I know any disease in which it would be necessary or proper to cause the wound." Mr. Vance, the surgeon who was called in toassist Mr. Campbell, attended on the 2Ist. Mr. Vance had at a former period attended Mrs.

Lloyd, and speaks of her general health thus—" Three years before that time, I attended Mrs. Lloyd for an affection of the throat. I at first thought the passage into the stomach was too narrow ; but I had after- wards reason to think it was not owing to that cause, but to a nervous and muscular affection of that organ ; it is by no means an uncommon complaint ; it is not a disease that frequently proves fatal. In my opi- nion, an exterior wound on the throat would not relieve such a corn.

plaint. Mrs. Lloyd's body, both internally and externally, was in a state of perfect health, with the exception of the (thyroid gland and the windpipe. In my opinion, those parts must have been free from disease before the wound on the chest was occasioned. I believe the cause of Mrs. Lloyd's death was the mortification of the part to which I have alluded. The mortification was produced by inflammation, and that must have been caused by some powerful application." Mr. Brodie did not attend Mrs. Lloyd ; but he perfectly approved of all that had been done

by Mr. Campbell and Mr. Vance ; and he equally condemned the pro. duction of such a sore as that of which Mrs. Lloyd died, for any purpose cure whatever.

Mr. St. John Long, on being called on fur his defence, described him. self as intimately acquainted with anatomy and physiology, and he

would produce witnesses to prove it. [None such appear to have been produced on the trial.] He said he had begun his methods of cure by slight cases, and had been led to apply it to severe cases by its success in others. He had cured numerous incurables of the regular prac-

titioners ; he had excited their envy, and hence these prosecutions. He had cured liver complaint, diseases of the hip-joint, smallpox, in- sanity, Scc. He never lost a patient who had not been in some other medical man's hands before. He had spent more on his education and his apparatus than any surgeon in London—they had cost him 10,000/.

A number of witnesses were examined to character : among whom was Mr. Prendergast, M.P., Mr. Sheriff Spottiswoode, and a host more of men and women.

The trial lasted nearly twelve hours. The Jury were absent about an hour. On their return, the prisoner looked alarmed, but he brightened up on hearing the verdict, and it was cheered by his friends in court. Notwithstanding the acquittal, Mr. St. John Long was not discharged from Newgate till Monday.