Adelaide Bartlett's husband Edwin was one who succumbed to poison. In hiscase, chloroform. Adelaide's trial has gone down in history as one of themost baffling. Although poor Edwin's post-mortem revealed a large amount ofliquid chloroform in his stomach, there was no trace in the mouth or throat.The central part of Adelaide's defence at her trial was the mystery of howthe chloroform got into the stomach, as it is almost impossible to swallowas the unpleasant taste causes vomiting and if it had been poured down histhroat while unconscious, some would have gone into the lungs and there wasnone found.
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