'Deep sleep therapy' doctors lose multi-million dollar fight to clear their names

Dr John Gill, a former GP and deregistered psychiatrist John Herron used defamation laws to try and 'rewrite history'

Two doctors at the centre of one of Australia’s worst medical scandals involving the deaths of 24 psychiatric patients have failed in a final bid to clear their names.

Dr John Gill.

Former GP Dr John Gill and former psychiatrist John Herron both worked at Chelmsford Hospital in Sydney during the 1970s where they administered so-called 'deep sleep therapy' (DST).

Some 50 years on, they now face

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