Monday, July 17, 2006


Doctor Allegedly Mocked Obese Woman, Told Patient To Shoot Self

`A doctor allegedly told a patient she is so fat she might only be attractive to black men.

He also allegedly advised another to shoot herself to end her suffering after brain surgery.

Rude and offensive? Yes, said a New Hampshire judge. But worthy of discipline from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine? No, the judge ruled in ordering the board to stop disciplinary proceedings against Dr. Terry Bennett.

The judge made clear that while he doesn’t condone the remarks, Bennett has the right to speak bluntly to patients.’

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