One of the awkward squad

Dalrymple, Theodore
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/14/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7657, p1381
Academic Journal
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.


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