Psychiatrist settles dispute with Toronto UniversityBMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7347.1177/a (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1177
- David Spurgeon
David Healy, the psychiatrist from the University of Wales who sued the University of Toronto for $C9.4 million (£4.1m; $US6m; €6.6m), claiming violation of academic freedom and defamation as a scientist and physician, has been named visiting professor in the Canadian university's medical faculty. His supporters regard this as a vindication for Dr Healy.
In September 2000, Dr Healy accepted the post of director of the mood and anxiety disorders programme at the university's affiliated Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which included a university professorship. After delivering a lecture at the Centre in November 2000, during which he …