Friday, July 4, 2008

Dunedin Doctor Fails Digital Exam

Brisbane Times [Australia]
3 July 2008

Hoax prostate Doc fools kiwi's

A story about a Doctor in New Zealand who misdiagnosed patients with prostate cancer due to a small lump at the end of his left index finger has been revealed to be a hoax.

The story reported that 20 men in the New Zealand city of Dunedin had received a scare after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The alleged Doctor, Issac Rooney, said he had a harmless skin growth on the tip of his finger and diagnosed 20 cases of nodular prostate following rectal examinations during Prostate Awareness Week.