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Blind Eye: How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor get away with Murder

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:809
  1. David Woods, president
  1. Healthcare Media International, Philadelphia, USA

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    James B Stewart

    Simon and Schuster, £17.91, pp 334

    ISBN 0 671 04421 4

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    There is ample precedent for physicians flouting the Hippocratic admonition, “First, do no harm,” and, directly or indirectly, accounting for multiple deaths. Dr Joseph Mengele's handiwork has been much documented; more vicariously, Dr Joseph Guillotin's inventiondid away with a fair number of folk, as did Dr Richard Gatling's gun, which fired 350 shots a minute.

    But Dr Michael Swango, the subject of this meticulously researched and highly readablebook, was a fully fledged psychopath who killed for the sheer thrill of it. And …

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