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In the novels The Secret of Chimneys and The Seven Dials Mystery, Dr Cartwright is a pathologist.

In The Seven Dials Mystery, he is described as a 'thin, energetic young man with a clever face'. He told Rupert Bateman about the death by chloral overdose of Gerald Wade. He said it was a pretty straightforward business, and believed he was a very healthy subject. He also asks if he had the habit to take chloral, and Rupert Bateman answered that he did not know but Wade used to 'sleep like a top'. Since he never complained about sleep, Cartwright said that it was an accidental death, but an inquest would be inevitable.


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