doctors in the dock:
the trials of shipman, adams and ruxton
They have been met with critical acclaim for David's attention to detail and his approach of looking at trial transcripts and allowing the reader to become the jury.
Image: Courtesy of the author.
Review by Dr John Henry:
In Doctors in the Dock”, David Holding has done much more than simply record the crimes of three medical men facing murder charges. Holding’s selection of doctors is itself well thought out. Not only does David Holding follow the usual meticulous research and objectivity, he has chosen three distinct periods in English history. Setting the three cases in one book allows the reader, to see and, perhaps come to conclusions based on life as it was ‘then’ rather than ‘now’. Although the trial of Dr Shipman took place in the 1990s, it seems to belong to a different era. Yet, it remains almost familiar. In three distinct periods, Holding shows that justice remained constant in a changing English society.