Conrad Murray's Weirdest Treatments for Michael Jackson

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Dr. Conrad Murray faces an uphill battle to resume his medical practice after his release this morning from prison, where he served time for involuntary manslaughter for the death of pop star Michael Jackson.

During Murray's 2011 trial, a slew of odd or scandalous medical practices Murray used to treat Jackson came to light for jurors and spectators.

Murray, 60, has filed paperwork to have his medical license reinstated in Texas; his licenses in California and Nevada are suspended pending appeals. But before Murray can move on professionally from his time in jail, he will have to overcome this list of the most surprising medical revelations from his trial:

Urinary Catheters

Among the oddest revelations that surfaced during Murray's trial was that Michael Jackson wore a urinary catheter while sleeping. A coroner investigating Jackson's death also retrieved a jug of Jackson's urine from the scene.

"I recall seeing what appeared to be a plastic bag or some sort of medical device and it was on his penis," said bodyguard Alberto Alvarez, who testified at Murray's trial.

Skin Bleaching Creams

A pharmacy employee testified at Murray's trial that in the months leading up to Jackson's death, Murray had inquired about a topical cream used to treat vitiligo that is also used for whitening skin. Vitiligo is a condition where one's skin loses its pigmentation.

"He was looking for a specific dermatological agent that is used for whitening of the skin. ... He mentioned that a lot of his patients were African American and they could use the medication," Tim Lopez of Applied Pharmacy Services testified.

Murray told police that he would often rub Jackson's body with cream to treat his vitiligo.

Almond Milk and Beet Juice For Breakfast

Under Murray's care, Jackson ate a breakfast of granola, almond milk, beet juice or carrot-orange juice, according to Kai Chase, Jackson's personal chef. Murray would often take breakfast to Jackson in his room, she testified.

A paramedic who treated Jackson, Richard Senneff, said Jackson was so thin that he could see Jackson's ribs. Senneff said he at first thought Jackson suffered from a chronic illness due to his thin frame.

Oxygen Tanks in the Bedroom

Many witnesses at Murray's trial testified about seeing oxygen tanks in Jackson's bedroom, including an empty oxygen tank near Jackson's bed when he died.

Painkillers and Flomax

Emergency room attendant Dr. Richelle Cooper told jurors that Murray said that the only regular medications that Jackson took were Valium and Flomax. Flomax is typically used to treat someone suffering from a kidney stone or an enlarged prostate.

ABC News' Gillian Mohney contributed to this report.

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