Bramwell

Season 2 Episode 4

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Aired Unknown May 06, 1996 on ITV
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When Lord Palfrey, from whom Eleanor hopes a substantial donation, arrives for a guided tour of the Thrift, every patient in sight seems to be practicing projectile vomiting. Eleanor thinks it's food poisoning, but Robert diagnoses cholera. Eleanor is forced to notify Dr. O'Neill (who is the designated Medical Officer), who calls in the public-health inspector. The source of the infection is quickly determined to be an unsanitary condition in the immigrant colony at Jacob's Island, but the ill patients must still be treated.
Dr. O'Neill, as it happens, is the leading authority on cholera, and has developed a pioneering though as yet unproven cure (called, somewhat unpromisingly, Compound 108). Eleanor authorises O'Neill to administer his treatment, though Robert is not convinced that it is safe.
Two twin children are both doing well when one suddenly dies. Robert discovers she was given 12 grams of O'Neill's cure, which contains an arsenic compound, whereas the other was given only 4 grams. It transpires that Dr O'Neill was guessing at the dosage, and 4 grams might have been too little.
Then Daniel Bentley, who ate some of the bread brought by the Polish immigrants for their children, suddenly comes down with the disease when Dr. O'Neill is out of the infirmary and Eleanor must decide on the right dosage herself. When Bentley dies, is it from cholera or from an overdose of Compound 108?moreless

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Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly

Dr. Finn O'Neill

Guest Star

Robert Lang

Robert Lang

Lord Palfrey

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Toby Salaman

Toby Salaman

Finch

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Kevin McMonagle

Kevin McMonagle

Joe Marsham

Recurring Role

Cliff Parisi

Cliff Parisi

Daniel Bentley

Recurring Role

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