Not sure if there are many Millecam articles around in English, this translation emailed in to me, so I’m bunging it up here for archive/interest really, let me know if there are more?
Not that I’m a professional translater by any means, but I’d like to think I’ve done a better job than babel fish 🙂 I made some notes at the bottom about the translation.
Millecam Doctors Suspended (1)
Rotterdam, 19th June. Two of the three doctors who recommended
alternative therapy to actress Sylvia Millecam, who died from breast
cancer, have been removed from their roles practicing medicine.
The Central Disciplinary Tribunal for Healthcare made the announcement
yesterday afternoon. One of the three doctors had already been ordered
to hand in his license last year, after a previous appearance before the
tribunal. The other two, a doctor and an internal medical specialist(2),
were suspended for 1 year and 6 months respectively. The doctors plan to
lodge an appeal. The internal medical specialist must also hand in his
medical license. The third doctor will remain suspended for a year.
The disciplinary tribunal said of the specialist yesterday “A doctor who
veers into the terrain of alternative medicine, does not by doing so
become free of his reponsibilities as a doctor”. The doctor knew that
the actress had been diagnosed with breast cancer and did not give her
the proper tests, treatment or referrals. The actress died from breast
cancer in 2001.
The specialist treated the actress with magnetic field therapy. Later
the specialist also said that he “saw no signs of breast cancer”.
According to the tribunal, the specialist had “seriously failed in his
duties” towards the patient. Also his behaviour had not been one
isolated incident, the tribunal noted. (3)
Millecam visited a number of superior alternative healers, including a
woman known as Medium Jomanda, but only the three doctors fall under the
authority of the medical tribunal. The public ministry (Home Office)
announced at the end of 2006 that a Salt Therapist, Jomanda and three
Alternative Healers will not face prosecution for their role in keeping
the actress away from regular treatment. According to the ministry
investigations had found insufficient evidence to make a case.
(1) It actually says “Millecam Doctors removed from their professions”
but that doesn’t sound very good in English.
(2) Internal Medical Specialist is, according to my dictionary, the
correct translation for “Internist”, in this case it apears to refer to
a medically licensed specialist working with magentic field therapy
(presumably within a hospital). Perhaps you would know a better term to
describe this sort of person.
(3) This is a bit clumsy, a literal translation of the Dutch would be
“Also his treatment cannot, according to the tribunal, be judged as
an/one incident”, I’m fairly sure that this is what they meant though.