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Old 11-04-2015, 11:53 AM
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Perfectly sensible. Even doctors are human. There don't have to be mysterious reasons for everything. Sometimes the answer is simple. He was nearby and curious.
I can only repeat that the same could be said for Dr Dukes.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:05 PM
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Does anyone think the doctors were asked to ascertain if an abortion had been performed in that room?
Did they always believe it was the work of the Ripper, even from the start?
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The victim's uterus was taken out and placed under her head.

Abortion?
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A short supplementary article regarding the identification of gynaecologists:

http://www.orsam.co.uk/gynaecologistsociety.htm
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The victim's uterus was taken out and placed under her head.

Abortion?
Of course it's a ridiculous idea, but until they got inside and saw more of the victim on the bed, wouldn't the first thought be a monstrous abortion?
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Of course it's a ridiculous idea, but until they got inside and saw more of the victim on the bed, wouldn't the first thought be a monstrous abortion?
All the newspapers described it as another Whitechapel murder, assuming it to have been committed by the same person responsible for the previous murders. I can't imagine that Dr Phillips would have thought any differently when he looked through the window and saw 'the mutilated corpse lying on the bed'.
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All the newspapers described it as another Whitechapel murder, assuming it to have been committed by the same person responsible for the previous murders. I can't imagine that Dr Phillips would have thought any differently when he looked through the window and saw 'the mutilated corpse lying on the bed'.
Hello, David, thank you for answering my question, I appreciate it.
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>To me, Dusty, that doesn't make any sense. Leaving aside the problem that authorities don't normally act on rumours...<<

My experience is that they do, but that aside your supplementary article negates some of my previous points. Good research.
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>To me, Dusty, that doesn't make any sense. Leaving aside the problem that authorities don't normally act on rumours...<<

My experience is that they do, but that aside your supplementary article negates some of my previous points. Good research.
We clearly have different experiences. But thank you Dusty.
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