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Hunter 03-27-2014 05:22 PM

Was Dr. Phillips flustered by it all?
Its been a little while since Phillips in particular was discussed.


Originally Posted by Sam Flynn
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?

GUT 03-27-2014 05:35 PM

G'day Hunter
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.

Michael W Richards 03-30-2014 01:24 PM

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.


lynn cates 03-30-2014 02:14 PM

good teacher
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.


Wickerman 03-30-2014 02:38 PM

"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.

Hunter 03-31-2014 10:52 AM

Out of his depth or beyond what he considered proper enquiry while an active police investigation was still underway?

GUT 04-03-2014 05:56 PM

Dr Phillips strikes me as a competent professional but how could anyone not have been disturbed at this series of events?

Cogidubnus 04-04-2014 03:00 PM

I certainly don't believe that he was medically out of his depth in any of the individual cases...however, looking at the series collectively, it would seem that the whole of society was mentally out of it's depth with such a series of apparently motiveless crimes...

All the best


GUT 04-04-2014 05:02 PM

G'day Dave

it would seem that the whole of society was mentally out of it's depth with such a series of apparently motiveless crimes...
Spot on mate.

Michael W Richards 04-08-2014 02:32 PM

I would change "apparently motiveless" to "undetermined motives"...because the first presumes too much.

Not seeing something clearly, or not understanding it, doesnt mean its not there.


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