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anything about it, and wanted Amos West. Went to Bell's to come off; he was very anxious house about the middle of Septo come off of the steamer, but tember, in consequence of hearthey would not let him. At the ing from my children that Mr. first time the steam pipe was Bell had taken cholera; had a so hot that I could not bear it. great curiosity to see the cholAt the second time it was clev- era, so went down to his house. erly warm; this time he raised Met Bell in his dye house, and up, and Bell said he must lay was very much surprised, as I down or he would have spasms. had heard he had the cholera. He appeared much exhausted, He said he had a patient underraised up and set on the plank. going the steam operation who Bell made him lay down, and he had it, but that he was not sick administered some gruel; do not himself. Went upstairs, and know what Burke gave him at saw Mr. Hazelip lying on the my first visit. Bell remarked box, Mr. Burke being at this that if he had come an hour time in the room. Bell menlater his case would have been tioned he had nothing to do with desperate. Bell said that Haze- it, that it was Burke's case, that lip was in a very fine way, and he had consented to Burke's that he was doing well. Left using the apparatus. Hazelip there between 12 and 1 o'clock, had some clothing wound round and when I returned Hazelip him, and appeared in a great was dead. The blankets were deal of agony from the comrolled around him when I saw plaints he made, and from his him on the steam cot, anl he was appearance. He complained very restless, moving about very much of the heat, and obbackwards and forwards. At served that the operation was a this time, between 12 and 1 severe one. Felt some curiosity o'clock, the pipe of the steamer in the case, and examined him was cleverly warm. Hazelip and felt his pulse; it was very complained very much that he rapid. Requested him to put out was burning up in his insides, his tongue; he did so; it was and said he could not go through very red and very warm; was it.
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long space of time, to-wit, for the space of three hours; and did then and there, and whilst the said Benjamin M. Hazelip was under the application and action of the hot vapor aforesaid called steam, feloniously and wilfully administer unto, and then and there did feloniously and wilfully cause to be swallowed by him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, a certain noxious and injurious drug, to-wit, lobelia; and that they, the said Francis Burke and William Bell, by administering the clyster aforesaid, as aforesaid, the hot vapor aforesaid called steam, as aforesaid, and the injurious drugs aforesaid, to-wit, lobelia, as aforesaid, did then and there feloniously and wilfully cause and procure a certain mortal engorgement of the blood vessels and veins of the lungs, brain and liver of him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelin, and certain mortal spots of inflammation of the length of one inch, and of the depth of one inch, ing understood that in the chole thing. Burke gave him some era the tongue was always very medicine. but did not know what cold. His eyes were very red, it was. Knew Hazelip by sight. and appeared to be inflamed. The medicine was poured out of Had also heard that in cases of a phial into a cup, and given to cholera the feet were shriveled; him out of the cup. examined his feet only by feel- Cross-examined. When I went ing; the toes did not feel as if into the room my object was they were shriveled; did not see curiosity. as I was anxious to them. He had no spasms when see a case of cholera. Do not I saw him. He said he had no recollect of making any remark purgings or evacuations. Put to anyone in the room. Bell my hand under the clothes; it had shown me the steam ap. felt warm, but I could bear my paratus some time before. The hand there without inconven- heat when I was in the room ience; did not touch the steam was not very severe. At the pipe. Was there from fifteen time I left the house did not to twenty minutes, and Burke think him so near his end. was there all the time I was. Thought steaming a very severe Bell was there most of the time; operation, and had very differ. he went out, and was up and ent impressions of the treatment down frequently, and Mr. Moffit from what I had before I saw it. I saw there, I think. Hazelip Wanted to satisfy myself about was under the application of the the cholera was my reason for steam all the time. Bell said going in. The man complained he could ease the steam off, and much of the treatment; had my went out to stop some part of doubts whether he had the cholthe pipe for that purpose, which era. He repeated that he could I understood was done by means not stand the operation, and of a cock. There was something begged them to desist. Did not given him by Burke while I was see him afterwards until after there, and he leaned over the bis death; heard that he had cot and was very sick, and made died about 3 o'clock, and I did several attempts to vomit, but not see him until the coroner's I believe did not throw up any inquest was held. The jury in and upon the internal surface of the stomach and bowels of him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, and a certain mortal effusion of the length of one inch, and of the depth of one inch, of a bloody fluid upon the brain of him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, of which said mortal engorgement of the blood vessels and veins of the lungs, brain and liver, mortal spots of inflammation upon the internal surface of the stomach and bowels, and mortal effusion of a bloody fluid upon the brain of him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, he, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, then and there died; and so the jurors aforesaid, upon their oaths aforesaid, do say and present, that the said Francis Burke and the said William Bell, in manner and form, and by the means aforesaid, him, the said Benjamin M. Hazelip, did then and there feloniously and wilfully kill, contrary to the form of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, and against the peace, government and dignity of the state.
of inquest met about dark. time, it was very warm and very Think it was spoken of as a case uncomfortable. Found him on of cholera, and whatever doubts the cot when I went, and left I had did not express them. him on it when I came away,
Anthony Moffit. Am brother- The steam pipe was so hot I in-law of Mr. Hazelip. Saw him could not bear my hand on it, about 8 o'clock; he came to my and they would sometimes blow store and borrowed a couple of the steam off by turning it. If blankets; as he was going the steam in blowing off made through he laughed, and ap- any noise, did not hear it. I do peared well and in good spirits not think it did. Under the cot Next saw him at Bell's between was very warm; could not say 10 and 12 o'clock. Mr. Bell, but that at all its parts it was Burke, and a small girl, were of the same temperature. There present. Mr. Hazelip was on was in the room a table and a the steamer; he was very warm, chair or two, and some lumber, the perspiration flowed very free but there was no bed in the in large drops. and his face was room. Left him on the steam flushed. He appeared very rest- cot, anl was going, when Bell less. Mr. Bell told me that he seeing I was going, and that I came to go through a steam, but was very uneasy, said he would that he would not let him with forfeit fifty dollars if he would out the assistance of Mr. Burke. not be well in two hours. Felt Did not understand which went his feet, but felt no cramps in after Mr. Burke, whether it was them. Bell and Hazelip were Hazelip himself or Bell. He intimate. He was about twentysaid when he was on the steamer eight or thirty years old, enjoyed that he could not stand it any tolerable good health, was an longer, and appeared very rest- active and muscular man, quite less. Burke and Bell talked as strong as I am. He was a among themselves; said to them temperate man, I considered. that if either of us were in the Saw him on the railroad the same situation we would be as Sunday previous, and was at uneasy as he was. Burke said Gwynn's tavern with him. Ha he did not think so; that he showed then that he had taken (Hazelip) was quite childish. a glass, but a stranger would Burke showed me the syringe not have noticed it. He was that they gave the injection with. perfectly sober when he got the He said that they (Burke and blankets. On my second visit, Bell) did not wait for medicine saw him close by the steam bath to operate. He said the injec- on a bed between 12 and 3 tion was composed of lobelia, o'clock; about 3 he was in a cayenne pepper, and number state of insensibility, and could six. They gave him medicine not speak. Bell was with him; while I was there. Burke once, he said that he had sent for a and I think Bell once, and Bell physician. I offered to go for gave him gruel also. Remained one, and went for Dr. Hintze; near an hour; he was in the and as he was not in, I met Dr. steam cot all the time I stayed; Knapp in Market Street, and did not stay in the room all the told him I wanted him to go and
see a man who was undergoing Hazelip the day of his death, the Thomsonian practice; he about a quarter before 10 said he would not go; urged him o'clock, and stopped to talk to to go; he then said that if it was him. He appeared well, and I a friend of mine he would, and did not see anything wrong did accompany me. No phy. about him. Never saw him aftsician had been there when I erwards; heard, that at 3 o'clock left him. He did not know me he was dead. He was active, at this time, and was insensible. and apparently in good health. There were about two hours in- He lived in my neighborhood for tervened between my first and two or three years. He would second visit. Dr. Cole was there sometimes take too much to when I returned with Dr. drink, and on the Saturday evenKnapp. Bell was in the room. ing previous to his death he Burke had gone to attend an- drank too much. other patient before Knapp Cross-examined. Saw him in came; believe it was a lady my store; he came to pay me named Jenkins. Hazelip's ap- some money he owed me; he prentice boy brought me word. certainly had been drinking;
Cross-examined. Was in the only saw him on Saturday, at room when Dr. Knapp bled him; about 5 o'clock. Burke was not there when I went Dr. Isaac Cole. Was called for a physician, nor when I to Mr. Hazelip between 2 and 3 came back; do not think I saw o'clock. When I arrived, Mr. him the whole day. Might have Bell and Mr. Burke and the pareproved Mrs. Hazelip for her tient were all in the room. He anxiety, but do not think I did, was lying on a small trundle bed do not recollect telling her that near the box which they used I thought Mr. Hazelip was doing for steaming. Considered the very well, and that it was a very man laboring under an engorgefine apparatus; told Mrs. Haze- ment of the blood vessels of the lip that they told me that he head; he was entirely insensible; was doing very well, but do not his face was flushed, his eyes recollect exactly what I did tell were red. These symptoms and her at that time; did say the ma- the very great difficulty of chinery and apparatus was a breathing led me to this concluvery fine apparatus, for that sion. Mr. Bell asked me to take kind; meant the machinery charge or administer some relooked very well. When I told lief, if possible, and said they Mrs. Hazelip my impression was had been steaming him. They he was doing well, and would get did not tell me further than to well, I did so to quiet her un- say they had been steaming him. easiness, as she was very uneasy; Mr. Burke appeared very anxwent by their opinions, and gave ious I should afford him some their opinions as mine to her; relief; told him that if I could knew nothing but what they told abstract blood, it was his only me; was alarmed, but Bell and chance; told Burke, that if I Burke relieved it by saying he bled him and he died, he would was doing well.
say the doctors had bled him to M. B. Townsend. Saw Mr. death. Burke was then feeling his temples. He said he would
to satisfy her, as she appeared
that I would not consent to that, but that if I could afford him any relief from the situation in which he was placed, I would do so. Saw the injecting instruiment; they said they had given him an emetic. Bell said I should bleed him, when I said it was the only course, and seemed anxious I should do it. Found
Cross-examined. Burke left the room for a few minutes after Dr. Knapp came. Met Mrs. Hazelip on the stairs. There was in the room a table, some medicines on it, and a small trundle bed. Had to unwrap the arm to get at the pulse. We found on the examination after
general bleeding, as he was rapidly sinking. Made an incision over the temporal artery, but did not succeed in drawing blood. Then told them they might apply mustard plasters to his arms and legs. Saw then that he would die, and that further treatment was useless. Left the house a few minutes and saw Dr. Knapp and called him; he entered the room and saw that I had attempted to divide the artery. Dr. Knapp said he would try if he could do it; he made the attempt and succeeded in getting as much blood as filled his ear two or three times; for it ran down into his ear. He ex
liver engorged with blood, the lungs more than the brain, which corroborates my opinion. There was an effusion of bloody fluid through the brain. The brain and lungs in other respects appeared healthy. The heart we found in a healthy condition. The liver, as I observed before, was engorged with blood. The stomach and bowels were carefully examined, and here and there we found patches of inflammation. The other organs appeared in a healthy state. The circulation is stopped by an engorgement of blood; think this engorgement was produced by the treatment administered, tak
Í first saw him; thought, when tion, the means used, the appearI first saw him, he would die ance after death, and looking at The engorgement of blood was the causes to produce that apvery great. Mr. Bell insisted rearance. If he had been subupon my endeavoring to relieve ject to intoxication, such treathim, and was very anxious that ment would have still more agI should bleed him. He was then gravated it, the tendency of holding the man's head; observed steam being always to produce a to Mr. Burke that my treatment great excitement of the system; was different from his. He this and the vomiting had a tensaid I was called in to take dency to force the blood to the charge. Told him it was not my head. The effect of stimulants case and I did not so consider it at any time is to occasion the It would have been impossible same result. This disgorgement for him to have recovered if he of blood on the brain must have had not been bled. Met his wife been recent, as it could not have on the steps, and it was as much continued, and the man have