Dangerous Medicine – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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It is impossible to know how many people were deliberately infected with the hepatitis A and B viruses by American researchers in the mid-20th century. Sydney Halpern, the author of Dangerous Medicine, reckoned well over 1000, including at least 150 children. Even more difficult to estimate is the additional number of individuals who were inadvertently infected with the hepatitis C virus, a pathogen that did not even have a name when the transmission experiments were halted in 1972.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(22)00057-7


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