Doctor who spiked girlfriend’s drink to induce abortion is struck off

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 01 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4208
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A former consultant chest physician has been struck off the medical register for trying to poison his lover to induce an abortion, and four of his research publications have been retracted after an investigation for scientific misconduct concluded that he manipulated data.

Edward Erin, a consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in London, was struck off by the General Medical Council for conduct deemed “utterly unacceptable and fundamentally incompatible with his remaining a medical practitioner.” He was sentenced to six years in prison in 2009 for attempting to procure a miscarriage by spiking the drinks of Bella Prowse, his secretary at …

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