Poisoners are usually both clever and devious. 'Nurse' Waddingham was certainly not the former, but definitely the latter.
September 1935 brought to Nottingham what would prove the most famous... More > murder in the City during the inter-war years. This centred on a 'bogus' Nurse named Dorothea Nancy Waddingham and her lover Ronald Joseph Sullivan. And the kind act of an invalid resident in the un-registered Nursing Home at 32 Devon Drive, Sherwood.
Until now this callous murder has been written about most inaccurately in anthologies of murder. Now a new book written by Stephen Morris, a medical author for 45 years, with a clinical eye for significant medical, forensic and legal detail, clearly relates the true facts.
This is a definitive account of the Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Ada Baguley and the participants of this and the trial of Waddingham and Sullivan in February 1936.< Less
A book of short stories may not, these days, be fashionable in publishing eyes. The sixteen presented here are not just a good read, they are helpful to those learning the art of clinical medicine.... More > And if there is also an interesting history the book will be intriguing and helpful reading.
The author has with skill spread this book over 100 years to give a clinical picture seen in a variety of ills and their sequelae in chronological order, 1910 to present day.
While perhaps the emphasis is on such cases and emergencies once seen more often by the family practitioner, as in one story of toxaemia of pregnancy and in a primapara of 36 years, in the year 1941. This is told through family eyes and is a masterly piece of writing on an important aspect of obstetrics.< Less