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Good OB Nurse Bad Nobel Prize Fraud Doctor

Good Nurse Bad Nurse


This week Tina is joined by Jami with First Do No Harm podcast. Together they tell the absolutely perplexing story of Paolo Macchiarini, a doctor who seemed to be on the fast track to a Nobel Prize in medicine. However, looks can be deceiving and everything around him soon began to unravel when a successful journalist from ABC began to do a story on him. They close the show with a most unbelievable and heartwarming story. You will certainly want to stick around and hear this one!

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20/20- True Lies. ABC, 21 Feb. 2021,, disc 43.15.

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