South Yorkshire Time, July 5 1947
Denaby Death Not Due to Teeth Extraction
Fifteen days after having all her teeth extracted, Mrs Violet Ward (27), died at her home, 32 Balby St, Denaby.
On Tuesday an inquest was held at Denaby and medical evidence following a post-mortem examination revealed that death was from bronchial pneumonia due to septicaemia due to septic ulceration of the throat and had no connection with the extraction.
The District Coroner (Mr.WH. Carlisle) recorded a verdict of natural causes.
Doctor. LG. Morgan, who made the post-mortem examination said death following the extraction’s was a coincidence. The gum sockets were clean. Infection might have come from the tonsils.
Minnie Hill Platford, dental surgeon employed by the West riding County council at the Child’s Welfare Clinic at Denaby, said it was quite a normal case and no difficulty was experienced.
Frederick Victor Ward, a collier, said he was quite satisfied with the treatment his wife had received. He described her health as good and she had quite recovered after giving birth to a child five months previously.
After the extraction of the teeth she complained of not feeling too well. On Sunday, June 22 she had to go to bed and the following day she was slightly worse, complaining of pains in the head.
The next day Dr D.T. Clark was called and continued to attend. Returning home from work about 7 a.m. on July 4 Mr Ward said he found his wife much worse. She died the same morning.