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.

  • Geoff - 2012-04-07 22:40

    A gynaecologist being probed? Talk about karma...

      Gary - 2012-04-08 00:23

      The title trivializes the seriousness of the article, good work NEWS24

  • ThaboShakuNews24 - 2012-04-07 23:11

    Medical staff across the world should be vegilent and stop all such perverts and nudists amongst themselves!

  • Luvo - 2012-04-08 08:00

    A geologist would keep soil samples, a dentist to keep dental pics, a mechanic to keep pics of engines..... So a gynae would naturally keep nude pics, it goes with the profession, grow up people jeez!!!

  • Nicki.Labuschagne - 2012-04-08 08:07

    It's uncomfortable enough having to be subjected to these examinations, without some so called doctor abusing his position. This is not funny, it's humiliating. These are obviously not medical pics - I hope he does get a job in a laboratory. He would make the ideal lab rat.

  • Jayson - 2012-04-08 16:16

    @jerzy. In reply to your stupid idiotic comment. There are many black people living in Germany. I know,,, I've been there. But for you too try turn this into a race thing,,,tells everybody what kind of bafoon you are. Shame. I feel sorry for you.

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