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South African doctors demand action on “unethical” colleagues

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:594
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    Several South African doctors are considering taking action to force the Health Professions Council to initiate an investigation into the conduct of the doctor who headed up the apartheid government's chemical and biological warfare programme.

    They are also asking the council, which is the statutory body governing the medical, dental, and other health professions, to take action against a list of doctors implicated in unethical conduct in testimony before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

    Dr Wouter Basson is a cardiologist who is being tried for …

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