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January 16, 1986

A New Jersey surgeon testified that he told Bethesda Naval Hospital unequivocally that Dr. Donal Billig "should not be permitted to join the Navy, be in the Navy or operate in the Navy." That was in March, 1983, said Dr. Cyril Arvanitis, when Billig had been performing heart surgery at Bethesda for about three months and questions were beginning to be raised about his competence. Billig is on trial at a court-martial in Washington on charges that he "unlawfully killed" five surgery patients through botched operations.

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