Thursday, October 6, 2005


Probe into human brains stolen for race horse stimulant

`Queensland will probe claims parts of human brains were stolen from a forensic laboratory to be injected into racehorses to make them run faster.

Health Minister Stephen Robertson said today the employee at the centre of the allegations denied the theft claims during an interview with the department.

The employee, who works at the John Tonge Centre in Brisbane’s pathology laboratory, is accused of stealing the pituitary gland from the brains of dead people to use as a horse racing stimulant. [..]

The employee is also accused of keeping ropes from the necks of suicide victims and drip bags of saline solution attached to people who died in hospitals.’

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