Doctors and Torture

Robert Jay Lifton, M.D

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 351, No. 5

July 29, 2004

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There is increasing evidence that U.S. doctors, nurses,
and medics have been complicit in torture and other
illegal procedures in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo
Bay. Such medical complicity suggests still another
disturbing dimension of this broadening scandal.

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