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Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death

Title: Five doctors agree with examiner in Scientology death
Date: Sunday, 9 March 1997
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Thomas C. Tobin
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CLEARWATER — Five pathologists say it is clear from key lab results that Lisa McPherson was severely dehydrated when she died after a 17-day stay at a Church of Scientology retreat. The Times interviewed the doctors after the much-publicized disagreement between the church and Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood over how McPherson died. None of the doctors were previously familiar with the case. While many of their conclusions echo what Wood has said about McPherson's death, most of the doctors said ... [Read the rest at]