Two Doctors Connected To The "Deep Sleep Therapy" Medical Scandal Are Suing Over An ABC Journalist's Scientology - 2018-03-09

From UmbraXenu
Jump to: navigation, search
F0.png Two Doctors Connected To The "Deep Sleep Therapy" Medical Scandal Are Suing Over An ABC Journalist's Scientology March 9, 2018, Lane Sainty, BuzzFeed

Two doctors who worked at a Sydney hospital embroiled in the deep sleep therapy scandal of the 1960s and '70s are suing ABC journalist Steve Cannane over his Walkley-shortlisted book about Scientology in Australia.

From 1963 until 1979, hundreds of patients were subject to "deep sleep therapy" (DST) at Chelmsford Private Hospital, in which they were drugged and left deliberately comatose for days in an attempt to treat their psychiatric conditions.

The treatment at the hospital, led by psychiatrist Dr Harry Bailey – who championed DST in Australia – eventually prompted a royal commission, which concluded in 1990 that DST was "very dangerous" and that 24 people had died directly as a result of the treatment.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | first = Lane | last = Sainty | title = Two Doctors Connected To The "Deep Sleep Therapy" Medical Scandal Are Suing Over An ABC Journalist's Scientology | url = https://www.buzzfeed.com/lanesainty/two-doctors-connected-to-the-deep-sleep-therapy-medical | work = BuzzFeed | date = March 9, 2018 | accessdate = April 22, 2018 }}