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“Fake doctor” is charged with manslaughter after four patient deaths in Germany

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 05 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6379
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. Hamburg, Germany

A 48 year old woman with no medical degree who worked as an assistant doctor at a hospital in Germany has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the deaths of four patients, according to prosecutors in Kassel in central Germany.

The woman, using forged documents that stated that she was a medical doctor, was hired as an anaesthesiologist at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist (Hospital of the Holy Spirit) in …

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