Preserved foetuses found in Martinique hospital

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11 October 2007, FORT-DE-FRANCE (AFP) - A dozen preserved foetuses found in a closet in a Martinique medical school for midwives were destroyed on Wednesday, health services official said.

11 October 2007

FORT-DE-FRANCE (AFP) - A dozen preserved foetuses found in a closet in a Martinique medical school for midwives were destroyed on Wednesday, health services official said.

The foetuses, preserved in jars, were found when the school was preparing to move to a new facility.

"The jars dating from some 20 to 30 years ago, were not identified after an investigation..." due to a lack of administrative records from the period, said a statement from the Health and Social Development Department office in the French overseas department.

"In the absence of regulations in that period, the foetuses were used at the end of studies in schools for midwives and medical universities," said the statement.

After a private ceremony the foetuses were incinerated as called for by current regulations, it added.

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