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Megan Shields, the physician Scientology used to vouch for its drug rehabs, dies of cancer - Tony Ortega- The Underground Bunker

We learned last night that Dr. Megan Shields, a Glendale physician and OT 8 Scientologist who had been doctor to many Church of Scientology members in the Los Angeles area, died last week after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 68.

Scientologists who revered her have been posting remembrances of her on Facebook, about how she had a unique way to treat them and save them from seeing more conventional doctors.

She’ll also be remembered for being the medical authority that backed up Scientology’s Narconon drug rehab network as its “research director.” Narconon is actually based on the unscientific ideas of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard that he recorded decades ago and are followed to the letter. As we’ve documented here numerous times, Narconon centers don’t actually offer drug counseling, but instead have patients go through the same quasi-psychological exercises that beginning members do in a Scientology church. Carnegie Mellon University professor David Touretzky maintains detailed web pages about the origins and development of Narconon. At one page, he writes about the involvement of Shields and her onetime clinic partner, Dr. Gene Denk, in writing up the Narconon program’s description of its “detoxification” process. Denk was L. Ron Hubbard’s personal physician and was his doctor of record when Hubbard died of a stroke on January 24, 1986. When Hubbard’s third wife, Mary Sue, died of cancer in 2002, it was Megan Shields who issued her death certificate. (Denk died of cancer in 2004.)

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