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Doctor who denied he saw Iraqi detainee’s injuries is struck off medical register

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8686 (Published 21 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8686

Re: Doctor who denied he saw Iraqi detainee’s injuries is struck off medical register

Individual doctors are prone to make errors of judgment and tell lies[repeatedly in some cases ] to appear consistent ,fail to perceive the obvious signs of grave violence and get sympathy from some colleagues who may turn a blind eye.

Cynics might see all sorts of reasons for this "denialism of the unsavoury truth " but sympathy for overlooking such heinous crimes against another human being would be an unlikely ,if not irrational, response.

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28 December 2012
Abdul Jaleel
Retired NHS Consultant
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County Durham, UK
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