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WILLIAM HEYWOOD From a report in the local papers it appears that this boy, aged 7.1/2, in Standard II., was taken ill March 3rd, and died March 6th.  There was no inquest or post-mortem examination, but the cause of death was certified by the surgeon who attended him to be brain fever, which , he added, was brought on by mental strain arising from school work.  He states that he was of delicate constitution, with a large excitable brain.  It appears that the child had previously complained to his parents about his head, and the difficulty of his lessons, but no representations had been made on the subject either to the teachers or the managers of the school, and they do not appear to have noticed anything exceptional in his condition.  No home lessons were required in this case.  As it must be assumed, in the absence of any post-mortem examination, that the doctor's diagnosis of the disease was correct, it is not unlikely that anxiety about his work may have assisted in developing the latent brain disease to which the boy was predisposed.