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Guantanamo: a call for action: Would GMC dismiss a complaint against Guantanamo doctor?

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:855
  1. Christopher J Burns-Cox, consultant physician (,
  2. Andrew Rouse, consultant in public health,
  3. David Halpin, retired consultant orthopaedic surgeon,
  4. Vidhu Mayor, general practitioner,
  5. Tom Marshall, senior lecturer
  1. Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire GL12 7PB
  2. Birmingham Heartlands Primary Care Trust, Birmingham B15 3RU
  3. Newton Abbott, Devon TQ13 9XR
  4. Sparkbrook, Birmingham B12 8HE
  5. University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT

    EDITOR—Recently the Californian Medical Board dismissed a complaint of medical mistreatment brought against Dr E.1 2 The complaint was dismissed because Dr E was superintendent of medical services at Guantanamo. He works for the military.1 2

    By dismissing the complaint on these grounds the board has clearly subjugated its authority to the army and legitimised the employment of a modern day state inquisitor. We think that our …

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