German medical schools respond to claim they have stored Namibian skulls from colonial times

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 31 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1047
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1A1 Hamburg

    One of Berlin’s leading medical schools, Charité, has carried out a preliminary investigation into the source of skulls held in its archives, allegedly held there after killings by German soldiers a century ago. And another medical school, at the University of Freiburg, has said that it will repatriate any skulls it finds to have been unethically collected.

    The allegations were made in an investigative news …

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