Doctor in Zimbabwe race row out on bail

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:350

The British doctor at the centre of a race row in Zimbabwe has been released on bail pending an appeal after being found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced to a year in jail. Dr Richard Gladwell McGown had been vilified by the press and accused by MPs of carrying out Nazi-style experiments after several of his operations ended in death.

The High Court in Harare found him guilty of the culpable homicide of Lavender Khaminwa, aged 9, who died after an operation to remove her appendix, and 19 year old Kalpesh Nagindas, who died after being circumcised. Dr …

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