This story appeared in Independent, but it would have been more at home in the British Annals of Socialist Medicine:
A surgeon who told a patient he had successfully removed her brain tumour and urged her not to seek further treatment had in fact not removed it, a misconduct hearing has heard.
Emmanuel Labram allegedly convinced his patient that she was healthy for two years after operating a tumour growing at the base of her brain. By the time she sought private help, her tumour was inoperable, according to the Times.
Actually Labram only removed a few fragments of the 1” diameter tumor. Maybe he was counting on the placebo effect to take it from there. With “free” healthcare, you get what you pay for — so long as you don’t pay taxes.
Eventually Big Government will achieve a complete monopoly in the healthcare field. How else are we to achieve absolute equality? At that point, we will be spared such embarrassing incidents. Bureaucratic “transparency” will ensure that they never come to light.
On a tip from Lyle.