Journal Article

Destruction of Isolates from the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Laboratory

David R. Snydman, Elias J. Anaissie and George A. Sarosi

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 46, issue 7, pages 1053-1059
Published in print April 2008 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2008 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/528853
Destruction of Isolates from the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Laboratory

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The Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs hospital administration closed the research laboratory directed by Victor Yu and Janet Stout and destroyed isolates collected as part of a series of clinical studies over 25 years. This article discusses the implications and protests such destruction as an affront to science and scientific study. A petition signed by 243 individuals accompanies this article.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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