Professor Allain is innocent, say French scientistsBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6941.1391 (Published 28 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1391
- O Dyer
Two French scientists were in Britain this week to voice their support for Professor Jean-Pierre Allain, who has been in prison in France since he was convicted in 1992 of knowingly supplying in 1985, blood products potentially contaminated with HIV. Dr Francoise Barre-Sinoussi of the Pasteur Institute codiscoverer with Dr Jean-Claude Chermann of HIV, and Professor Jean-Claude Gluckmann of the Salpetriere in Paris, an expert in immunological disorders, went to Cambridge, where Professor Allain has held, since 1990, the university's first chair of transfusion haematology.
Their visit was hosted by Professor Robin …