TITLE

Suicide-inquiry fallout ‘could gag’ scientists

AUTHOR(S)
Giles, Jim
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Nature;2/5/2004, Vol. 427 Issue 6974, p476
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the fallout of the death of British government scientist David Kelly. Kelly, who committed suicide after being caught in the crossfire between the government and the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), was revealed as an extremely private man who felt unable to discuss the extraordinary stress he was under, even with his family. Kelly's death is a heavy blow to those who study biological weapons proliferation. This small group remembers him as a helpful and open colleague but the inquiry starkly revealed the kind of double life that he was obliged to lead.
ACCESSION #
12183977

 

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