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Old 04-03-2010, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave O View Post
I think the issue with the Mary Kelly inquest was the jury and not an attempt to withhold medical evidence.
Yes, indeed. Macdonald seemed to have a riot on his hands. He also may have been trying to make a point about efficiency, as opposed to Baxter's penchant for going beyond just determining cause of death.

Thank goodness for us, at least, that Baxter did that or we would have even less to study.

I've always wondered where Hutchinson might have fit in if the Kelly inquest had lasted several days. There would likely not be a debate about him.
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When evidence is not to be had, theories abound. Even the most plausible of them do not carry conviction- London Times Nov. 10.1888
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