"This Is a Patient ... Not an Autograph Book"
British surgeon suspended for branding initials on patient's liver.
Published: December 27, 2013
The initials were discovered by another surgeon during a follow-up procedure, which led patient advocates to question whether Dr. Bramhall has marked others. "This is a patient we are talking about, not an autograph book," says Joyce Robins of Patient Concern.
Dr. Bramhall has been a consultant surgeon in the liver unit of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 2002. A spokesman for the hospital's administration admitted to reporters that a surgeon had been suspended pending an internal investigation, but did not name the surgeon.
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