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Colombian hospital did not steal child's corneas

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.829a (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:829
  1. ALEXANDER DOROZYNSKI, freelance journalist
  1. Paris

    A hospital in Bogota is suing the makers of a French documentary film over accusations that it removed the corneas from a 12 year old boy, Jaison, and that they were transplanted into another patient illegally. The Salazar de Villeta Hospital asked three French professors of medicine to examine the blind boy, who comes from Colombia. They all agreed that his sight had been lost because of infection and that his corneas had …

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