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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-03-08 09:51 PM
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58. Good point. And the MD's affiliations.

The Times may have a real go-getter on this since they got the tape of the restraining order hearing.

Let's treat it like a thought problem, a stretch for me ;)

1. Duley's treating Ivins under the supervision of someone.
2. Ivin's psychiatrist is key (and I lost the link to his name!!!@%@^)
3. The psychiatrist can do a voluntary or involuntary hospitalization. In either case, he would have been obliged to do it since Ivins was threatening his employee, whom he presumably believed.
4. So, odds are it the psychiatrist.

Sheppherd-Pratt is a well known institution that, for mental health, is equal to or better than
Hopkins according to what some of my pals in Maryland say (vigorous argument may ensue but it's not a snake pit it my point).

"A psychiatrist described Bruce E. Ivins, a leading military anthrax researcher who worked at Fort Detrick, as homicidal and sociopathic, according to court documents. Ivins was committed to Sheppard Pratt Hospital early last month after making threats of homicidal intent, according to a peace order reviewed by The Frederick News-Post this morning."
http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display....

Now here's what's interesting.

http://www.startribune.com/nation/26204669.html?page=2&...

Still, Byrne did not think the probe would result in charges being filed. "If he was about to be charged, no one who knew him well was aware of that, and I don't believe it," Byrne said.

Neighbor Bonnie Duggan, who brought her daughter, Natalie, to Ivins' home near Fort Detrick on occasion to see the family's elaborate gardens, was also incredulous at the charges.

"It's not the Bruce that I knew," Duggan said. "It doesn't jibe with anything about the Bruce that was my neighbor."
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There's two people: one a colleague speaking for others "who knew him well" and another a day care customer of his wife whose child was in the home several days a week. How secretive could this guy be. The negatives I've seen are he acted "god like" and the stuff form the Duley hearing. No source on the "god like" comment, that I've seen. That could be th eintroduction of a "grandiosity theme."

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