Doctors and Celebrity Patients

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Dr. Conrad Murray has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. Murray was paid $150,000 a month by the superstar, and claimed that Jackson so urgently wanted an injection of what he called "milk" that he did it himself.  The jury found it was Murray who performed the injection and then left the room while Jackson expired. "Milk" was Propofol, a powerful anesthetic to be used only in surgery.  Murray will be sentenced later this month by Judge Michael Pastor, who jailed the doctor without bail on the grounds that "the public should be protected." We get two views on the temptations and pitfalls of treating celebrity patients.




Warren Olney