It is the root question in a battle pitting a star surgeon against a great hospital, MGH, and the conflict has put careers and reputations at risk.
Globe investigations and Spotlight reports
A look at the high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.
The move comes in the wake of a series of reports by the Globe Spotlight Team about double-booked operations.
Following controversy at MGH, the world’s largest surgeons’ group is considering new guidelines for overlapping surgery.
The Globe Spotlight Team obtained e-mails that offer a rare glimpse at the heated battle inside MGH.
Inside the Globe’s Spotlight report on concurrent surgeries.
Spotlight’s feedback section, where you can share information with our reporters confidentially.
Jan. 6, 2002 | Part 1 of 2
Church allowed abuse by priest for years
Why did it take a succession of three cardinals and many bishops 34 years to place children out of John J. Geoghan’s reach?
Jan. 7, 2002 | Part 2 of 2
Geoghan preferred preying on poorer children
Psychiatric documents offer added insights into the Rev. John J. Geoghan’s troubled mind and the motivations behind his aberrant actions.
A look at The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, its award-winning investigative coverage, and the movie based on its reporting on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
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Find background and contact information for the investigative journalists at The Boston Globe.
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Other Globe Investigations
Investigative reporting can take months, but the impact is often dramatic. Read recent reports below.
Dec. 2, 2012
A 2011 Globe investigation found widespread seafood mislabeling at Massachusetts stores and restaurants. A 2012 follow-up investigation found not much has changed.
Restraints cited in three deaths at Bridgewater
Despite questionable care, the state hospital’s health care provider won a five-year contract to work across the Mass. prison system.
For Jared Remy, leniency was the rule until one lethal night
The trail of alleged victims runs back to his teen years. So does the line of judges who somehow saw fit, time and again, to give him one more chance.
Reports from 1988 through 2011
Globe coverage of the notorious gangster, from his childhood in South Boston, to his ties to the FBI, to his life on the run.