Rheumatologist Dr. Kenneth Blocka of Saskatoon botched a referral to the Mayo Clinic. When his negligence was held to account, he embarked on a malicious, prolonged backlash which in modern legal terms is called stalking by proxy.
This Statutory Declaration places those events on record. The two accompanying Affidavits provide further details.
The legal documents, sworn under oath, are filed in the Queen's Bench Court of Saskatchewan, Judicial Centre of Saskatoon.
|GEORGENA SARAH SIL|||||PLAINTIFF|
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|DR. KENNETH BLOCKA|||||DEFENDANT|
I, GEORGENA SIL, of the City of Saskatoon, in the Province of Saskatchewan, a scientist by profession, MAKE OATH AND SAY:
1. THAT this declaration summarizes the consequences of the mismanagement of my Mayo Clinic referral under the auspices of Dr. K. Blocka.
2. THAT treatment given by Dr. Blocka just prior to the Mayo visit masked the results of important measurements done at the Mayo Clinic.
3. THAT Dr. Blocka failed to supply the most salient data to the Mayo Clinic, even though requested in advance for same.
4. THAT the referral letter to the Mayo Clinic prepared by Dr. Blocka presented the medical case in an inaccurate and misleading manner.
5. THAT the result of the foregoing was that the superior resources of the Mayo Clinic were denied me due to serious mishandling of the referral by Dr. Blocka.
6. THAT I make this Declaration solemnly believing it to be true and knowing that it has the same and full force and effect as given under The Canada Evidence Act.
|DECLARED BEFORE ME at the||)||____________________|
|City of Saskatoon, in the Province||)||Georgena S. Sil|
|of Saskatchewan, this 12th day||)|
|of December , A.D. 1988.||)|
|A COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS IN AND|
|FOR THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN|
|– OR BEING A SOLICITOR –|
Tuum Est - It Is Up To You
Patterned on the photo (above), sculptor James Earle Fraser cast the Mayo brothers Will and Charlie in bronze (below). The Gonda Building in the background reflects the slanted light of sunset. The sculpture is located in Statuary Park, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Visit the Statuary Park Interactive Map
Like a monumental
In everlasting watch
and moveless woe
Till itself crumble to
the dust beneath.
Touch it: the marble
eyelids are not wet –
If it could weep,
it could arise and go.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In August 1883 on the sparsely populated American plains, a tornado unroofed and laid waste the town of Rochester, Minnesota. Within minutes, buildings were smashed into kindling wood. The vortex sucked all the water from Cascade Creek, leaving fish beached on the banks.
When the squall passed, 24 people were dead and another 40 were seriously injured. A dance hall was commandeered and turned into a makeshift hospital. Nuns (who were trained to be teachers, not nurses) were brought in to tend the patients.
At that time, Minnesota had only three permanent hospitals outside of the main cities. To establish a hospital in a frontier outpost was a revolutionary idea.
The head of the Rochester nuns' order, Mother Alfred Moes, patiently waited until the town crisis was past, and then stirred the winds of change. She sought out a friend, Dr. William Worrall Mayo, to help plan and staff a real hospital for their battered town.
Mother Alfred persisted to convince this skeptical English immigrant and his two sons, Will and Charlie Mayo. Their reluctance turned to enthusiasm only when the Order of St. Francis nuns agreed to provide the funding.
In 1887, after four years of frugal living, the nuns bought nine acres of land for $2,200. On this site was built St. Mary's Hospital, a four-story red brick structure which could serve 27 patients. This was the origin of the Mayo Clinic — born of necessity; born in a storm.
Source: Mayo Clinic Heritage
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