Asploro Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health
Article Type: Editorial
Asp J Pediatrics Child Health. 2020 Oct 03;2(3):56-57
Corresponding Author: Prof George Gregory Buttigieg, KM, MD, PhD, LRCP (Eng.), MRCS (Lond.), Dip. FP, MA (melit.), FRCOG, FRCPI, FRCP (Ed.) ORCID ID
Address: Visiting Senior Lecturer, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Malta, Europe.
Received date: 13 September 2020; Accepted date: 26 September 2020; Published date: 03 October 2020
Citation: Buttigieg GG, Stafrace KM. Medicine, Court and Logical Sense. Asp J Pediatrics Child Health. 2020 Oct 03;2(3):56-57.
Copyright © 2020 Buttigieg GG, Stafrace KM. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Medicine, Court, Logic
In teaching the rudiments of the 1957 Bolam test as ‘reined’ in by the Bolitho principle, it is invariable for at least one student to ask “is it not obvious that explanations must make logical sense to the Court?” Which invariably raises the point in my mind, “The question should be: The Bolitho principle demands that Bolam oriented statements makes logical sense to whom? Is it to the Court? Is it to any independent observer?”