Skin sold for chemical warfare researchBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7283.384 (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:384
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Surplus skin from plastic surgery patients was sold to a British defence agency for chemical warfare research without patients' knowledge, an NHS hospital trust admitted last week.
Salisbury Health Care Trust apologised for selling skin from breast and abdominal operations to the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency at nearby Porton Down, without fully explaining what it would be used for. The trust …