Salford Infectious Hospital
BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)
Hill, who posed as the deputy medical officer of health for Birmingham, and gave evidence in favour of the appellant. He also, although holding the same office in the Midland Branch of the Society of Medical Officers of Health that I do in the Yorkshire Branch, was careful not to disclose his identity until his appearance in the witness box. He saw the premises for the first time on Saturday, when, of course, all was in apple-pie order, and gave his evidence the same day. I will say no more
... ill say no more about him except that in cross examination he practically justified the action of the Bradford corporation. My letter is already a long one, but I cannot refrain from pointing out that in this trial I had the active support of the responsible health officers for two of the most important towns in the North of England-namely, Drs. Tatham and Cameron, and that arrayed against us we had the ex-medical officer of health for Bradford and Leeds and Drs. Hill and Gibbon. It is instructive to note that these witnesses appeared on behalf of the butchers in the well-known Glasgow meat case. Of all the " regrettable " incidents of this case-and there were many-the most regrettable by far was the decision of the Recorder.-I am, etc., JAs. MAcLINTOCK, M.D., B.Sc., Medical Offieer of Health, Bradford.