Doctors' affairs and fights revealed at inquest

Coroner investigates the deaths of two patients at the Royal Adelaide Hospital

An affair and a bitter break-up between doctors at the Royal Adelaide Hospital has emerged at an inquest into the death of two patients from strokes.

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Coroner Mark Johns is investigating the deaths of 60-year-old Michael John Russell and 87-year-old Leslie Robert Graham.

Dr James Taylor, the clot-busting specialist who was on leave at the time of the deaths, told the inquest of his affair with Dr Suzanne McKeen, which ended with threats of harm from her towards his family.

The coroner had previously heard both the hospital's two clot-busting specialists were on leave at the