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By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An inquiry into an Australian hospital's director of surgery, dubbed "Dr. Death" by staff after he was linked to 87 patient deaths, was shut down on Friday after a court ruled the inquiry chief was biased. The A$6 million (US$4.5 million) inquiry, called to examine problems in the health system in Australia's tropical Queensland state, had four witnesses and 10 days left to run. Its interim report in May said Indian-trained Dr. Jayant Patel,...
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