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American Journal of Bioethics.

Abusive Doctors: How the Atlanta Newspaper Exposed a System That Tolerates Sexual Misconduct by Physicians

An investigative reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was researching a prison doctor with a troubled history when he decided to page through some other disciplinary folders on the state medical board website. One of the first names he clicked on was Dr. William Almon. The Georgia physician’s file revealed that he had repeatedly faced allegations of sexually violating vulnerable female patients. The records showed that he was accused of abusing a suicidal soldier, jail inmates, a mentally ill woman, and a child of 14 years. In each case, however, this doctor was effectively given a pass. Almon held onto his white coat, in spite of the allegations, and is still fully licensed to practice medicine in Georgia today.

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Volume 19, Issue 1
January 2019

Target Articles.

Serious Ethical Violations in Medicine: A Statistical and Ethical Analysis of 280 Cases in the United States From 2008–2016 James M. DuBois, Emily E. Anderson, John T. Chibnall, Jessica Mozersky & Heidi A. Walsh
Genomic Contextualism: Shifting the Rhetoric of Genetic Exceptionalism Nanibaa' A. Garrison, Kyle B. Brothers, Aaron J. Goldenberg & John A. Lynch