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Report: U.K. Doctors Took 20,000 Brains

Alistar7

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May 13, 2002
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By JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Writer LONDON - The brains of at least 20,000 people, many of them depressed or mentally ill when they died, were removed without their families' consent over a 30-year period, a senior government doctor reported Monday


Some brains were removed to help diagnose cause of death, while others were collected for neuropsychiatric research, Dr. Jeremy Metters, Her Majesty's Inspector of Anatomy, said in a report that followed an 18-month investigation.


In one case, a hospital mortician was paid $16 for each brain he provided for research. In another, more than 200 brains were kept for a Manchester University research project that studied the brains of people who had suffered from mental illness and those of healthy "controls" for comparison.


nice......
 

LunarRay

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Mar 2, 2003
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Sounds like a good idea to me.... what do corpses need with brains .... good for helping the future folks.. or at least knowing why nutty people do nutty things... answers are often found in the minds of thinkers...
 

Vic

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Nothing new. Modern medicine began with grave robbing.
 

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