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Brazil challenges doctors accused of torture

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 20 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:757
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Brazilian medical associations have begun hearings to revoke the medical licences of doctors who took part in the torture of political prisoners between 1964 and 1985 during the military dictatorship.

    The sanctions are being sought against 26 doctors who worked in military prisons during that time. The Brazilian human rights …

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