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The Myrna Mack Case

An Update

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Institute of Medicine

Committee on Human Rights

NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS
Washington, D.C.
1998



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--> The Myrna Mack Case An Update National Academy of Sciences National Academy of Engineering Institute of Medicine Committee on Human Rights NATIONAL ACADEMY PRESS Washington, D.C. 1998

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--> NOTICE: This update was written by Sophia Lynn, a consultant for the Committee on Human Rights. It has been reviewed by a number of independent reviewers and approved by the members of the Committee on Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, and the presidents of these three institutions. This document was made possible through the use of general operating funds provided to the committee by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, Inc., the New-Land Foundation, Inc., the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. Available from: Committee on Human Rights National Academy of Sciences 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 Also available from: National Academy Press 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Box 285 Washington, D.C. 20055 1-800-624-6242 or 202-334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area) http://www.nap.edu International Standard Book Number 0-309-06077-X Copyright 1998 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America

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--> Committee on Human Rights 1998 TORSTEN WIESEL, Chair, Office of the President, Rockefeller University, New York MARY ELLEN AVERY, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts BARUCH BLUMBERG, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania GEORGE BUGLIARELLO, Office of the Chancellor, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York MILDRED DRESSELHAUS, Department of Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge FELTON EARLS, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts HENRY FOSTER, JR., Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. DOROTHEA JAMESON, Department of Psychology and Visual Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia LAWRENCE KLEIN, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia MORTON PANISH, AT&T Bell Laboratories (retired), Springfield, New Jersey ROBERT PRITZKER, The Marmon Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois LUBERT STRYER, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California SAM TREIMAN, Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey MARTHA VAUGHAN, Laboratory of Cellular Metabolism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland JULIA WEERTMAN, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois E-AN ZEN, Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park CAROL CORILLON, Director

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--> Contents Background   1 Overview   3 Chronology   9 Sources   17 Appendix: Committee on Human Rights   19

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