TITLE

One of the awkward squad

AUTHOR(S)
Dalrymple, Theodore
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1381
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides an overview of the views, and writings of physician Robert Walter Hadwen, who practiced in Gloucester, England in the early 1900s. A discussion of a legal case which involved Dr. Hadwen, in which he stood trial for the manslaughter of a girl named Nellie Burnham after having been accused of misdiagnosing her diphtheria and failing to treat her with a life saving antitoxin, is presented. His acquittal in the case and positive social reaction which was seen to it is discussed.
ACCESSION #
32747056

 

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