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Israeli surgeon accused of killing two patients

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 13 May 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1292
  1. Judy Siegel Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    A 63 year old Israeli surgeon has been indicted for allegedly killing two 80 year old patients in 1995 and on more than a dozen counts of alleged medical negligence, bribe taking, and extortion while working as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital. It is the first time in Israel that a doctor has been brought to trial on charges of killing his patients.

    The health ministry set up a committee to decide whether to suspend …

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