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Mitterrand's doctor stands trial for breach of secrecy

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 22 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1559

The late President Mitterrand's personal physician, Dr Claude Gubler, has gone on trial in France for breach of professional secrecy. Dr Gubler, who was Mr Mitterrand's physician from 1981 to 1994, has pleaded guilty to the charge, which carries with it a maximum penalty of a year's imprisonment and a fine of Fr100 000 (£12 500).

Dr Gubler's book, Le Grand Secret, recounting the late president's fight against metastatic cancer of the prostate, was seized in January, days after its publication, on the …

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