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Old 03-27-2014, 05:22 PM
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Default Was Dr. Phillips flustered by it all?

Its been a little while since Phillips in particular was discussed.

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Personally, I think the poor chap [George Bagster Phillips] was rather flustered by it all. Wynne Baxter's penchant for melodrama and hyperbole couldn't have helped, either.

Accurate statement?
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:35 PM
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Not so sure about the accuracy of that.

Baxter seems to me to have been a thorough Coroner, I am almost certain he would never have let MJK's inquest be cut short after just one day.
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Old 03-30-2014, 01:24 PM
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Phillips saw the most Canonicals dead. As a result, his opinion is uniquely qualified in this cases.

If anything he may have been flustered by other physicians findings.

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Hello Cris. Interesting question.

I think the good doctor was, above all, quite the professional. And he was a good teacher. When he gave an opinion he often gave his reason/s for that opinion.

A good teacher can hear the same inane question asked infinitum. S/he merely takes a deep breath and answers yet again.

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"Flustered" is probably the wrong word.

'Disturbed'?, to a point. Out of his comfort zone?, most certainly. Though Dr Phillips was arguably the most professional surgeon involved in the inquiry, so no-one better to apply his years of experience to this unique murder inquiry.

A cautious man not prone to speculation and, as may be evident in the abbreviated testimonies, it would appear he bore witness to some medical evidence that made him feel very uncomfortable, perhaps to the extent of him being out of his depth.
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Out of his depth or beyond what he considered proper enquiry while an active police investigation was still underway?
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