Plagued By Fear

Number 23263
Subject Chemicals
Source Cleveland Plain Dealer
State OH
Year 2006
Publication Date 03/2006; 04/2006
Summary 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.
Category General
Pages 20
Keywords Yersinia pestis; Black Plague; Thomas Butler; polygraph; lie detector; Texas tech University; research lab security
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