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"Medical terrorism" -- doc sells diseased body parts from corpses

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    A colleague said this guy was "the Mickey Mantle of oral surgeons."

    All I can say after reading this story is, "eeeewwwwwwwww."

    I realize these are only allegations at this point but the evidence is pretty damning. Apparently Alistair Cooke of "Masterpiece Theatre" was one of the more than 1,000 bodies violated in this disgusting case.

    An x-ray of the lower part of a deceased person shows that PVC plumbing pipes were inserted where the bones once were in this photo released by the Brooklyn, N.Y. District Attorneys Office. Michael Mastromarino, owner of Biomedical Tissue Services of Fort Lee, N.J., was charged with secretly carving up corpses and selling the parts for use in transplants.


    BTS, they say, secretly carved up hundreds of cadavers without the families of the deceased knowing about it, then peddled the pieces on the lucrative non-organ body parts market.

    Even scarier: They say BTS doctored paperwork to hide the inconvenient fact that some of the dead were old and diseased. As a result, they say, the market was flooded with potentially tainted tissue, and an untold number of patients across the country may have received infections along with their dental implants and hip replacements.

  2. This is so freaking dangerous.
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