Exponent of “male menopause” censured by GMC

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 13 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:65
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A London doctor who prescribed male hormones over the internet was last week censured by the General Medical Council for serious professional misconduct. Dr Malcolm Carruthers, aged 64, diagnosed male menopause in a 70 year old patient with Alzheimer's disease without ever seeing him or his records.

    The wife of the patient, known as “Mr X,” was on a “constant quest” for treatment for her husband, said Richard Tyson, counsel for the GMC. She contacted the website “e-medicine” in April 2000 looking for help with her husband's dementia.

    Dr Carruthers' site contained a questionnaire with …

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