Gynaecologist probed over patient pics

2012-04-07 22:30
Berlin - A German gynaecologist is being investigated for allegedly having a stash of 35 000 photographs and several videos of naked patients, a report said on Saturday.

Medical assistants alerted the authorities to the collection of photographs kept by the doctor from Schifferstadt near Frankfurt in western Germany, the report by the DPA agency said.

The photographs and some videos showed around 1 850 naked patients and were discovered in September 2011, the prosecutor's office was quoted as saying by the agency.

The doctor, who has not yet been charged, will appear before an administrative hearing on April 19 at which he will seek to overturn a decision to suspend his licence to practise.

His lawyer has said he would be willing to accept a job in a laboratory without any patient contact.
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