The Curious Tale of Bruce Edwards Ivins

By SHARON K. GILBERT
August 4, 2008

ACCORDING to media reports, Dr. Bruce Ivins committed suicide on July 29, 2008 by intentionally ingesting an overdose of Tylenol mixed with codeine. A whirlwind of spin surrounds this story, with the eye of this storm centering on a woman named Jean Carol Duley, a counselor who may be the very same Jean Carol Duley still listed as a student at Hood College in July 2007. Is it likely the military (who runs Fort Detrick, where Ivins worked) would permit him to meet with any counselor who had only recently graduated? Nope, you can bet that persons with Ivins high clearance would never have been allowed to interact with civilians in a closed-door, ‘theripy’ (Duley’s spelling) session:

During her meeting(s) with Ivins, kept notes (or so we’re told — and of course all of this assumes Duley really did meet with Ivins and not a ‘stand-in’). A copy of one such note has appeared at the online site, The Smoking Gun. This handwritten note can be viewed at here, but the content is this (note that the content is transcribed verbatim from Duley’s handwritten note, complete with misspelling of her own professional title ‘theripist’:

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