Geoffrey Russell Law, 19471947 (aged 20 days)

Name
Geoffrey Russell /Law/
Given names
Geoffrey Russell
Surname
Law
Birth
Address: Crown Street
Sydney New South Wales, Australia
Name of addressee: Women's Hospital
Address line 1: Crown Street
Address line 2: Sydney New South Wales, Australia
Death
Cause of death: Cardiac failure, marasmus 10 days
Address: 134 Albert Road
Homebush New South Wales Australia
Name of addressee: Women's Hospital
Address line 1: 134 Albert Road
Address line 2: Homebush New South Wales Australia
Shared note: Age:3 weeks
Cremation
Family with parents
father
19181989
Birth: March 13, 1918 37 28 Granville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 24, 1989Berry, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
mother
1922
Birth: August 21, 1922 24 22 West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
younger brother
Private
himself
19471947
Birth: September 7, 1947 29 25 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 27, 1947Homebush, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
brother
Private
Mother’s family with David Robert Probert
stepfather
19262006
Birth: October 29, 1926Waratah, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 27, 2006Annandale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
1922
Birth: August 21, 1922 24 22 West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Civil marriage Civil marriageFebruary 14, 1990Mollymook, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death
Death
Shared note

Age:3 weeks

Shared note

The term "failure to thrive" means failure to grow at a satisfactory rate, usually referring to weight. It is one of the commonest reason's for the parents of aninfant in the first one or two years of life to seek medical advice. Persis tent failure to gain weight, or actual loss of weight, leads inevitably to the clinical state which we call "marasmus". The marasmic infant is highly susceptible to infection, particularly if admitted to an open hospital ward, and only too often this proves to be the "last straw" which kills the infant.