This debrief document is written by an unnamed Scientologist whose
title or initials are ML. At the end of the document, the cryptic
phrase "ML, CO OSA FLAG" appears.
Does anyone know the name of ML? Does ML stand for "Medical Liaison?"
I thought Janis Johnson was the "Medical Liaison Officer." This
document refers to her as such. Would there be more than one org with
an ML position? Or perhaps, could this note-taker be an assistant to
The document is dated Dec 5, 1995, and if taken at face value, was
written in the evening, after Lisa had died.
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5 DEC 95 DEBRIEF OF CALL TO DR. DAVID MINKOFF RE LISA MCPHERSON: Tonight I spoke to Dr. David Minkoff regarding Lisa McPherson. Minkoff is an OT 8 who is an MD and he works at the New Port Richey hospital, outside of CW. I asked him to relate to ME what had happened and he told me the following. He said that tonight about 7:30 - 7:45 PM he received a call from Janice Johnson, the MLO FSO. Janice said that she had seen Lisa McPherson, who was staying in one of the cabanas at the Fort Harrison, and that Lisa looked very sick. Janice said it looked like Lisa had a bad infection and wanted to know if she should be given antibiotics. Minkoff told Janice that it was better to get her to the hospital and that she should bring Lisa in to see him. Janice took Lisa and two staff (the SSO and an assistant from her MLO office) with her and drove to the New Port Richey hospital, about 45 minutes away. When they arrived at the hospital, Lisa was brought back to the Emergency room where Minkoff was working. Minkoff said that he looked at her and he could see that she was dead. He said that Janice Johnson stated that Lisa had been gasping and had labored breathing, enroute. They worked on her for about 20 minutes trying to resusitate her, giving her CPR and antibiotics, but to no avail. He said that it appeared that she had been overwhelmed by an infection, one which she could not fight off. He said that it appeared to him as if there had been some infection that overwhelmed the body in maybe 8 - 12 hours. FSO 00738 [PAGE BREAK - END PAGE 1, BEGIN PAGE 2] -2- He said that she had marks on her which may be due to the infection, where the infection-discolors the flesh under the skin. There was bruises on her hands and feet he said. He said that he thinks that she may have had meningitis, which is an infectious disease. He stated that even if she had been brought to another hospital in the area (ie closer to the FH) he felt she still would have died. Janice Johnson was spoken to by the hospital staff but did not know Lisa's address, phone number, next of kin, Social Security number, etc and explained that she had just been the one to drive Lisa to the hospital and had forgotten to grab Lisa's purse with her ID etc as she was in a hurry. Minkoff spoke to terminals at the FSO by phone and was given the address and phone number of Lisa. Minkoff spoke to the Nursing Manager at the hospital, and she tried calling the phone number of Lisa's apartment in CW (to get her roommate to get data on Lisa) but that there was no answer. Minkoff said that it is routine. in matters such as these, where a patient dies quickly when coming to the hospital, that it becomes a Coroner's case. He said that starting tomorrow (Wed) a Coroner will ask questions about the case, and basically will just want to get things answered for himself - what happened, how did she get sick, etc. He said that the Coroner, once through, will sign the death cert. He said that there will be blood tests done Wed. He said that since this might be an infectious disease, he will ensure we get notified tomorrow as soon as be knows, as to what disease it was and then we should take precautions that whoever on the Base was in contact with Lisa should get antibiotics. Minkoff is going to contact us first thing Wed as soon as he hears any data from the Coroner and from Lisa's blood tests re this infection. ML, CO OSA FLAG
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================================================================== Michael Reuss
Honorary Kid From: [email protected] (Catarina Pamnell)
Subject: Re: Minkoff "debrief" document (TIFs 5068-69)
Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 07:19:55 GMT
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
On Sat, 05 Aug 2000 05:23:35 GMT, Michael Reuss <[email protected]> wrote: >This debrief document is written by an unnamed Scientologist whose
>title or initials are ML. At the end of the document, the cryptic
>phrase "ML, CO OSA FLAG" appears.
That would be short for "Much Love", the courtesy phrase very often used within Scn at the end of letters or despatches. Sometimes you will instead see "ARC", or a triangle symbolising the ARC triangle. Nothing unusual about signing with your post title only. CO OSA FLAG is the Commanding Officer of Office of Special Affairs at Flag. Was it Brian Anderson at that time? Catarina http://xenu.just.nu ================================== "Love the truth, forgive mistakes" (Voltaire) ==================================