Surgeon in doghouse for bringing work home

30th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

30 June 2005, AMSTERDAM — A Dutch surgeon has received a reprimand for bringing human flesh home after operations.

30 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch surgeon has received a reprimand for bringing human flesh home after operations.

His wife used the human tissue to train specialist dogs to recognise the human scent. The animals are used to help search for survivors after a major disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami.

The samples of human tissue were several centimetres in length and came from three  patients who had undergone operations at the Meander Medisch Centrum in
Amersfoort.

A hospital spokesperson said on Thursday that the surgeon did not get permission from the patients to use the tissue and he has received an official warning about his conduct.

"It was unprofessional, unacceptable and contrary to the profession's ethics," the spokesperson said.

The Health Inspectorate has been informed and is launching its own investigation into the case.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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