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Scientology case takes toll on doctor

Title: Scientology case takes toll on doctor
Date: Saturday, 9 July 2005
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Author: Susan Taylor Martin
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Dr. Joan Wood gives up her medical license after a report strongly criticizes her handling of a disputed 1995 death. Former Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood has relinquished her Florida medical license in the wake of a state health department claim that she "became an advocate for the Church of Scientology" in a bitter dispute over the 1995 death of Scientology member Lisa McPherson. Wood changed the probable cause of death from "severe dehydration" to "accident" based on "factors other than ... [Read the rest at]