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Dr Ishii gets away with it

Ian Buruma, 9 June 1994

Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-45, and the American Cover-Up 
by Sheldon Harris.
Routledge, 297 pp., £25, December 1993, 0 415 09105 5
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... scientist, Koizumi Chikahiko, who fancied himself as a humanist as well as a patriot. His slogan, Sheldon Harris tells us, was ‘Great doctors tend their country, good doctors tend people, and lesser doctors heal illnesses.’ Healing was of little interest to Dr Ishii. Inflicting diseases on Japan’s enemies was his life’s work. According to his ...

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