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GMC reprimands consultant for terminating pregnancy without consent

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1354
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist was severely reprimanded by the General Medical Council last week for terminating a pregnancy without his patient's consent. Reginald Dixon, 65, elected to continue a hysterectomy after he discovered a previously unsuspected 11 week old fetus.

    Mr Dixon performed the operation in 1993 and was acquitted of illegally procuring a miscarriage at Nottingham Crown Court in 1995. He retired last October. The GMC was not made aware of the case until a private complaint was lodged …

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