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Microbiologist wins libel damages

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1506 (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1506

The current affairs magazine the Spectator agreed last week to pay “very substantial” libel damages to a leading microbiologist whom it had accused of giving dishonest evidence in a medical negligence case.

David Reeves, professor of microbiology at Bristol University and consultant medical microbiologist and medical director at Southmead Hospital, Westbury on Trym, accepted the undisclosed sum …

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