BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 12 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:898

Rebuff for haemophilic patients: The British government has refused compensation for some 3000 haemophilic patients who before 1985 were infected with hepatitis C from contaminated blood during their NHS treatment. The Department of Health does not accept that there was negligence and argues that the patients received the best treatment available at the time.

Nobel prize for medicine won for cell research: Dr Rolf Zinkernagel and Dr Peter Doherty …

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