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Boston heart surgeon shot and killed at Harvard teaching hospital

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h406 (Published 22 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h406
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A prominent Boston cardiovascular surgeon died late Tuesday night, 20 January, after being shot in an exam room area at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital in Boston affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Boston police officials said that Michael J Davidson, director of endovascular cardiac surgery at the hospital, was shot twice shortly after 11 am Tuesday. Police officials said that Davidson was shot by Stephen Pasceri, 55, of Millbury, Massachusetts, a son of Marguerite E Pasceri, a patient of Davidson’s who …

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