Combination of peritonitis and  puerperal fever (I assume this would be
quite dangerous even now). BTW she acquired her housekeeping skills as
the eldest of her mother's 14 children (to which her stepfather added
another 4 from a previous marriage). So it's hardly surprising she
married and left home at the earliest possible opportunity !

----- Original Message -----
To: "Tom & Tash" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "Girls Own" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Ellen Hrebeniuk"
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 9:21 PM
Subject: Re: [GO] RE: [BD] WSVS - Background

> I'm not sure what she died of, but I read in the Guardian at the
> weekend that she was only 28 when she died.
> Natasha wrote:
> > And didn't Mrs Beeton die herself a few days after giving birth from
> > post-puertal fever caused by the doctor's unwashed hands?
> >
> > Natasha
> >

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