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Resource ID: #18303
Subject: Doctors
Source: Reader's Digest
Affiliation: 
Date: November

Description

Reader's Digest tells the story of Gerald Barnes, a con man who has been posing as a doctor or a pharmacist for decades without having a medical degree. The article reveals how Barnes has managed to fool state authorities, employers, patients, five wives and even F.B.I., both before and after he was charged with involuntarily manslaughter of a patient. The story sheds light on Barnes's involvement in amateur acting in the past, and exposes some loopholes in the medical practice system.

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