This years cases include yet another example in the Holloway case of how a simple error can be fatal in railway shunting, while the foreman in the Poore case gives voice at the end to my opinion of most doctoring of the day, “It’s all guesswork.”
The Webb case gives us a story in two halves, the inquest seeming to show a blow of great violence causing death by Manslaughter, the subsequent Assizes trial finding there was great provocation to said blow.
The Hopgood case seems to show a method, intentional or not, as may be the case – of escaping the charge of ‘concealment of birth of a child’, the baby in this case being dead, but burned beyond the doctor’s ability to tell whether it ever had separate life.
1902 cases – List of Cases
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