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On the Monday before her death, ripper victim, Annie Chapman runs into her friend, Amelia Palmer and tells Amelia that she is feeling “unwell” and might go visit her sister.
“If I can get a pair of boots from my sister, I might go hop picking.”
Hop was a plant, which could be picked for a price. It was used in London at the time for brewing beer but other beverages, as well, for it’s herbal effects. It was known to have almost an antibiotic effect.

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At the time of her death, ripper victim, Annie Chapman was suffering from tuberculosis of the lungs, which is highly contagious and spread through inhalation, and it had spread to the membranes of her brain. Casebook.org mentions that tuberculosis and Syphilis have the same symptoms and can spread to the brain, and that she could have had either disease.

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Ripper victim, Annie Chapman received 10 shillings a week from her estranged husband until his death in 1886. She then supported herself by selling crochet she had made and artificial flowers, along with prostitution.

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Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Injuries listed.
Ripper victim, Annie Chapman’s face was swollen and turned to the side with the tongue protruding from the front teeth-suggesting strangulation, the side of her chin and jaw was bruised-the coroner believing someone took hold of her face with one hand and slit her throat with the other. Her small intestines and flap of the abdomen up over her right shoulder, two flaps of skin from her lower abdomen lying in a large amount of blood above her left shoulder, her throat cut back to the vertebrae and an an apparent attempt to sever the bone was made. Her womb had been removed and was missing as well as 2/3 of her bladder.
All injuries were believed to have been made by the same instrument-a sharp knife with a blade of about six inches long.

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