Medicine: Case of the Dirty Needle

Albert L. Weiner certainly was not the best psychiatrist in New Jersey, but he was very likely the fastest. As many as 50 patients a day from the Camden-Philadelphia area crowded into his office-home in Erlton. A doctor of osteopathy, with psychiatric training in osteopathic clinics in Los Angeles and Tulsa, Weiner distributed his patients in four treatment rooms and hurried from one to another giving treatment. Last week a Camden jury found Weiner guilty on twelve counts of manslaughter: as a result of his treatment, twelve patients died, and many more became gravely ill. He faced prison sentences adding up...

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