Letter to the editor.
You are probably unaware that I wrote a book, The Nurses are Innocent--The Digoxin Poisoning Fallacy (Dundurn Press, Toronto), which was published the month following the publication of the Bowal/Horvat article. This book reads like a medical science mystery, but is indexed like a law article. It details how the false interpretations of autopsy digoxin came about.
What may be fascinating to LawNow readers is that there was ample evidence to prove that there were no murders and that it appeared that someone behind the scenes was strongly promoting the murder theory and could have been responsible if Susan Nelles had been wrongfully convicted of murder. As pointed out in the final chapters, a young pathologist, Dr. Charles Smith, had been hired by the hospital at the very beginning of the false digoxin poisoning theory, with an expressed desire to do autopsies on children who had died suddenly. As Judge Gouge pointed out in The Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology" in Canada, October 2008, Charles Smith's forensic testimony for the prosecution was responsible for many false accusations of murder and many false guilty convictions and imprisonments.
I thought you and your readers would have an interest in this material. I believe law libraries have copies of my book.
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