Distinguished, retired Australian surgeon, Dr John Wright, has written this fascinating account of some of the most publicized and notorious cases of medical malpractice reported in Australia and elsewhere. The revealed diversity of medical misconduct is staggering. Cases such as Dr William McBride, Jayant Patel (Dr Death), Winifred Childs and Clarence Gluskie, both senior psychiatrists. Well known entrepreneur and socialite, Geoffrey Edelsten, cases in America and Britain such as Dr Jack Kevorkian, the world famous advocate of euthanasia. This book also covers: * The damaging influence of pharmaceutical companies on doctors * The debate between abortion and the right to life * Cloning and medical experiments, including those conducted under the Nazi regime* Dr Christian Barnard and heart transplant donors * Legal lawsuits * The violation of medical ethics in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
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