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The president of Baylor College of Medicine has acknowledged that one death and two cases of brain damage to patients at Ben Taub Hospital last year may have resulted from problems with anesthesia, it was reported today.
In a copyright article, The Houston Chronicle, reporting Dr. William T. Butler's acknowledgement, also said its own investigation indicated that in at least one other case a woman's family was told by doctors that her death was anesthesia-related.
In both cases involving death, The Chronicle said, doctors obscured or denied anesthesia problems.
The college began an internal investigation after accusations by a former Baylor anesthesiology resident, Dr. Olufunso Ogunbase, who cited 23 cases in which death or brain damage resulted from ''anesthetic mishap.''
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