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Dr. Tells Patient She Was So Fat She Would Only Be Attractive To Black Men
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CONCORD, N.H. -- Supporters of a doctor, accused of telling a patient she was so obese she might be attractive only to black men, picketed yesterday outside a medical board meeting on his case.

Dr. Terry Bennett did not attend the meeting to schedule hearing dates.

But about a dozen supporters, loyal patients who credit Bennett's unorthodox talk on their treatment with saving their lives, turned out to protest the New Hampshire Board of Medicine proceedings.

''He's told me things that I didn't want to hear sometimes, but it was my own fault, you know," said Karen McMullen, while the group took a break yesterday morning.

She carried a sign, ''Bad Health, No Wealth, Thank God for Dr. Bennett."

McMullen recalled that Bennett had urged her to lose weight and to quit smoking. ''It was all better for me. I'm alive today because of him."

Michael Mosley, who is black, wore a T-shirt that said Bennett was not prejudiced.

Mosley acknowledged that some people might interpret a racist message from Bennett's purported comment, but he is not one of them.

''Me personally, and I know most of my black friends . . . they admire a woman with a curvaceous figure, and that's known by everybody. At least I thought it was," he said.

A professional misconduct hearing for Bennett is scheduled to start on Feb. 1. Penalties range from a written reprimand to a suspension or a revocation of his medical license.
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