A young woman who posted graphic images on her Facebook wall, detailing the ravaging effects of cancer surgery on her body, has said that those who complained about the photographs “missed the point”.
Even his colleagues called Jayant Patel “Doctor Death”, and nurses were so alarmed by his conduct that they hid patients from him. But after eight years and three trials which cost A$3.5m (£1.98m), the US surgeon flew out of Australia yesterday convicted only of fraud – and planning to “go back to my work”.
Ever since The Female Eunuch made her a household name, Germaine Greer has been a polarising figure, her strident opinions inspiring thousands of people to put pen to paper. She kept all their letters – even those she consigned to a “nutters’ drawer”. Along with manuscripts, diaries and correspondence with some of the most illustrious personalities of the past half-century, they fill more than 150 filing cabinets.