Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #240
…Back when A.O. first required legal counsel, it made absolute good sense for the experienced and Campbell family-friendly Ferrell to rise to his defense…
Alpha Omega Campbell had indeed returned to his house to retrieve his chauffeur driven Cadillac, but he would not go directly to the police station. Instead, he is heading for San Luis Lake and the Ferrell Hillside Estate.
There is a two-fold reason for him publicly pooh-poohing the innocent Miss Fenwick’s tale of terror. He and his family have been threatened before, but if his worst fears were to be correct, he best stay out of the way of these men.
Secondly, should the police become involved, they would possibly get wind that he had started to perform early term abortions; not many in the grand scheme of things, but it is becoming known that if you want to keep your affairs private, go see Doc Campbell. The fact that the vast majority of these girls happen to be white only serves to complicate matters.
He guesses that the brothers and friends of one, Esther Wilson, may be retaliating for him not diagnosing her scarlet fever soon enough, leaving the young woman a mere shadow of her former self. They had been pursuing legal means, but they are well aware that the doctor’s attorney has never lost a malpractice suit.
One object of the Wilson anguish is James Ferrell. He and wife Abigail Ferrell- Ferrell have made Hillside their home for obvious reasons. It did not make sense for them to build a house of their own, considering that father John had died as a civilian casualty of the Great War and Martha, now nearing 80 years of age, suffers from acute dementia, requiring around-the-clock care.
Back when A.O. first required legal counsel, it made absolute good sense for the experienced and Campbell family-friendly Ferrell to rise to his defense, whenever necessary. And as time goes on and medicine enters fields and territories previously untouched or undiscovered, having a good lawyer is nearly as good as having a sharp scalpel.