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Swedish Hospital Behind the Nobel Prize Criticized Over Medical Scandal

September 1, 2016

(Reuters) – The reputation of the Karolinska Institute, one of Sweden’s top hospitals that awards the Nobel prize for medicine, has been badly damaged by allegations patients died as a result of a surgeon performing experimental operations without clearance, an official report said. Criticism of the Karolinska Institute, which had employed Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini, led to the resignation of the secretary of the Nobel Committee at the Institute in February and to calls for the award to be scrapped this year and next.

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