One Foot In The Past

The Soviet “Doctors' Plot”—50 years on

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1487

Re: The Soviet “Doctors' Plot”—50 years on

It would be interesting to know the author’s [1] opinion on applicability of the Nuremberg precedents to the cases when invasive procedures have been knowingly applied without sufficient indications, e.g. described in [2-9].


1. Vlassov VV. We still live under this shadow. BMJ Rapid Response of 21 December 2002.

2. Jargin SV. Renal biopsy research in the former Soviet Union: prevention of a negligent custom. ISRN Nephrology 2013; Article 980859.

3. Jargin SV. Surfactant preparations for tuberculosis and other diseases beyond infancy: a letter from Russia. Tuberculosis (Edinb) 2012;92:280-2.

4. Jargin SV. Surfactant therapy of pulmonary conditions excluding those with primary surfactant deficiency and bronchoscopy as delivery method: an overview of Russian patents and publications. Recent Pat Drug Deliv Formul. 2012 Nov 13.

5. Jargin SV. Unnecessary operations: a letter from Russian pathologist. Int J Surg 2010;8:409-10.

6. Jargin SV. About the treatment of gonorrhea in the former Soviet Union [Letter]. Dermatol Pract Conc. 2012;2(3):12.

7. Jargin SV. Social vulnerability of alcoholics and patients with alcohol-related dementia: a view from Russia. Alcohol Alcohol. 2010;45(3):293-4.

8. Jargin SV. Thyroid cancer after chernobyl: obfuscated truth. Dose Response. 2011;9(4):471-6.

9. Jargin S. Chernobyl-related cancer: re-evaluation needed. Turkish J Pathol 2010;26:177-181

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 November 2012
Sergei V. Jargin
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
Clementovski per 6-82; 115184 Moscow