Tuesday, January 29, 2013 9:32 pm
Doctor: Man in fake Chavez pic is Mexican patient
The Associated Press
Dr. Juan Mandujano Guajardo says he was one of the anesthesiologists intubating the man during a 2008 surgery at a Mexico City hospital that was recorded for educational purposes.
The poor-quality image showed the head of a man apparently on a hospital bed with tubes in his mouth. The Spanish newspaper apologized to its readers for the mistake and said it was investigating how the photo made its way into the paper
Mandujano says the video of the patient with a disorder called acromegaly, or gigantism, was uploaded to a medical association website and eventually made its way to YouTube.