Donoghue v Stevenson

The Paisley Snail MiniTrial

Document 4. – Medical Report by Dr. James Y. Simpson

Production No. 6/1 of Process

General Practitioner,

11 Kirklee Quadrant,
Glasgow G12 OTS.

29th November

To Whom it may concern.

MEDICAL REPORT relating to
101 Maitland Street, Cowcaddens, Glasgow

May Donoghue has been a patient of mine for several years.

She came to see me on 29th August complaining about an incident which she told me had taken place in the Wellmeadow Café in Paisley on 26th August.

May suffered severe shock and a prolonged illness as a result of this incident. She suffered from sickness and nausea which persisted.

When she consulted me she was suffering from gastroenteritis – which she told me was induced by snail-infected ginger-beer.

On 16th September she had to receive emergency treatment at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

She vomited repeatedly, and suffered from acute pain in her stomach.

She also suffered from mental depression.

She was unfit for her employment for several weeks.

Prior to the incident in the Wellmeadow Café May suffered from no stomach trouble. However she has in the past felt unwell after eating too much ice cream.

Yours sincerely,

James Y. Simpson

Dr James Y. Simpson, M.B.Ch.B.

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