But the press used various different terms to describe the examinations.
I think you are just playing semantics now. We agreed some time ago that a preliminary examination could be a visual one. You are not telling me that if Dr Phillips had spent a couple of minutes looking at the Kelly's body in the room before the photographs were taken that would have meant he had carried out a post-mortem are you?
That's just silly. I know what the words 'post-mortem' mean but A post-mortem is different from ANY examination.
Even today at least two different types of post-mortem are recognised, yet the same name is retained.
When the press referred to two different types of examination but called them both "post-mortem" (the first at 2 pm Friday, the second at 7.30 Saturday morning), there is bound to be confusion.
Good enough reason to apply different terminology.