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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dr. Kevin Lee Patterson

Dr. Kevin Lee Patterson
Dr. Kevin Patterson appears on stage at an event to launch the book, "Outside the Wire: The War in Afghanistan in the Words of Its Participants" co-written with Jane Warren. The event was hosted at the Library & Archives Canada by the Ottawa International Writers Festival - 16 January 2008.

While Patterson's "goal was to raise Canadians' collective knowledge of the (Afghanistan) war zone", he ended up being punished for an error in judgement.

"This week, the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons ruled that Dr. Patterson should pay $5,000 for the cost of a disciplinary hearing and make a donation of $7,000 to a registered charity acceptable to the college.

The latter figure is the amount the physician and author received from Mother Jones magazine for the story that contained details on the last moments of Corporal Kevin Megeney in March of 2007.

The college said that Dr. Lee admitted he was guilty of unethical and unprofessional conduct by breaching patient confidentiality through the article published in the July-August, 2007, edition of the magazine."( source )

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