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Title:
MEMO TO JIM, SUBJECT: RE LTR FROM R L SPROULL ( ENCLOSURE: LETTER TO R L SPROULL, SUBJECT: INVOLVEMENT OF THE HUMAN USE COMMITTEE )
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Subject Terms:
HREX; ETHICS; EXHUMATION; HUMANS; INTERVIEWS; PATIENTS; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM INJECTION EXPERIMENT
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
CORRESPONDENCE, LETTERS, MEMOS
Publication Date:
1974 Aug 15
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0003
Accession Number:
NV0700058
Originating Research Org.:
ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION-ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION,
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 27
Description/Abstract:
THIS THREE-PAGE TYPEWRITTEN DOCUMENT AS A COLLECTION OF 2 ITEMS, NAMELY A MEMORANDUM ON AEC LETTERHEAD FROM SID (PRESUMABLY DR. SID MARKS) TO JIM (PRESUMABLY DR. JIM LIVERMAN), DATED AUGUST 15, 1974; AND A FILE COPY OF A LETTER FROM DR. JAMES LIVERMAN, DIRECTOR OF AEC DIVISION OF BIOMEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, TO DR. ROBERT L. SPROULL, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, DATED JULY 2, 1974, ALL REGARDING THE OUTCOME OF THE INQUIRY INTO THE PLUTONIUM INJECTION STUDIES. THE FIRST ITEM (MEMO) REFERS TO THE SECOND ITEM AS AN ATTACHMENT (LETTER), AND PRESENTS ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN ACCOMPLISHED SINCE THE LETTER WAS RECEIVED. NOTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE: "WHEN DR. ORIBSON RECEIVES A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER COMMITTEE ON HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION RELATIVE TO DR. TAYLOR'S PATIENT, HE WILL COMMUNICATE THE FINDINGS TO US." "DR. WATERHOUSE WILL PROVIDE DISCLOSURE TO HER PATIENTS AS SOON AS SHE RECEIVES INSTRUCTIONS TO PROCEED FROM THE UNIVERSITY." NOTABLE EXCERPTS FROM THE SECOND ITEM (LETTER) INCLUDE: "YOUR DISPOSITION OF THE MATTER OF DISCLOSURE TO THE PATIENTS SOUNDS MOST APPROPRIATE. THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE HUMAN USE COMMITTEE IS CERTAINLY DESIRABLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF DR. TAYLOR'S PATIENT." DRAFTS OF A RELEASE FORM WERE ENCLOSED WITH THE LETTER. "THE COMMISSION HAS DECIDED TO REFER TO THE HUMAN USE COMMITTEE AND THE LABORATORY ADMINISTRATION OF ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY THE DECISION OF WHETHER OR NOT TO PROCEED WITH AN EXHUMATION PROGRAM." COPIES OF ARTICLES BY DR. PAT DURBIN, AS WELL AS OTHERS, WERE FORWARDED TO DR. ORBISON.


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