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German prosecutor investigates the removal of dead babies' organs

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7227.77/a (Published 08 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:77
  1. Déirdre Tilmann Mahkorn
  1. Bergisch Gladbach

    Owing to a major television report dealing with the allegedly illegal removal of organs in postmortem examinations, the public prosecutor of the German city of Mönster has now started an investigation.

    Just before Christmas, the political programme Panorama reported that Mönster based pathologists had removed organs from at least 41 babies for the benefit of a study concerning the sudden infant death syndrome without fully informing the …

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