Not that I ever saw. I remember one disagreement, but it was well within the “In my medical opinion” realm - nothing factually inaccurate, just differing opinions. If every doctor agreed, there wouldn’t be expert witnesses for both sides in lawsuits, y’know?
As someone mentioned upthread, it was a strange moment in board…atmosphere, I guess would be the word. There was a brief moment of board hysteria around posters creating online personae that weren’t theirs (triggered by a much more convoluted tale involving a transgender teacher who wasn’t). Not long after, there was a lot of frothing about “Googlesperts” (I just made that word up, ain’t it a beaut?), people who are good Google researchers and distillers/compilers of information, and other people posting answers to questions who weren’t “experts” in the field.
Since **gabriela **was the most recent “expert”, and since she got a pretty large group of vocal dopers who thought she was funny and witty and smart and interesting, it made some others grumpy. She was accused of misrepresenting her background and not actually being a forensic pathologist. Which I thought was kind of lame, since as you brought up, rarely would anyone disagree with her actual information. Plus her “Let’s do an online autopsy” thread contained a whole lot of minutiae that I thought was pretty convincing. And, in the end, WHO CARES? Why on earth is accurate information any less valuable coming from someone with no letters after their name? How does it harm me to have interesting conversation with someone who turns out to be an autistic 13 year old with a good set of medical encyclopedias in his basement? Which, again, I doubt was the case.
While I loved hearing her stories of work and bodies and stuff, I’d be happy if she’d come back and just post about other stuff.