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Doctor suspended after baby was born without a face

The Portuguese Medical Council voted unanimously Tuesday to suspend a doctor for six months after a baby was born under his care without eyes, without a nose and with just part of its skull, according to reports. Dr. Artur Carvalho is accused of negligence in the Oct. 7 birth of a baby, Rodrigo, whose parents said they had no idea their son would arrive with such abnormalities. The baby was born at a hospital in Setubal, about 25 miles south of Lisbon. “There is strong evidence [of negligence that] may lead to a disciplinary sanction,” medical council chief Alexandre Valentim Lourenco told local broadcaster RTP, as reported by AFP. The baby’s mother told the BBC she had three ultrasounds at a private clinic with Carvalho, who r ...