The Nurses are Innocent

Category: The Nurses are Innocent

A world-recognized McGill medical scientist, Peter Macklem became my friend through a shared interest in the misdiagnosis of digoxin poisoning in children based on autopsy blood tests. He became my hero when he stood alone as the professor of Medicine at McGill when he was an expert witness at a Royal Inquiry – denying the validity of autopsy digoxin testing as evidence of murder. He wrote the Foreword to “The Nurses are Innocent” which details how false serial murder charges were laid against nurse Susan Nelles of the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children  (1980-81).