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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1562

UK surgeon charged with manslaughter: A consultant vascular surgeon has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a 16 year old girl with leukaemia. Ken Woodburn, aged 39, was charged with unlawfully killing Kelly Dent, who died in September 1998 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Cornwall. She died during a procedure to fit a tube …

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