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Resource ID: #23263
Subject: Chemicals
Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Affiliation: 
Date: 03/2006; 04/2006

Description

Dr. Thomas Butler, a plague researcher who "had treated the Black Death's bloated victims in the Third World," was accused of stealing vials of the plague that disappeared from laboratories where he was doing research in the United States, setting off a federal investigation and a trial. Mangels tells Butler's story in seven parts, detailing lax lab security, the trial and Butler's attempt to rebuild his life.

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