`Baby Doe' Squad Advisor Says HHS Was Insensitive
Culliton, Barbara J.
Science. 1983 Jun 17; 220(4603): 1255.
The Department of Health and Human Services has been accused of "insensitive and arbitrary" behavior while investigating a possible violation of its "Baby Doe" regulations by a Rochester, N.Y., hospital. Dr. Frederick Wirth, a Virginia neonatologist who had agreed to advise DHHS teams on the care of handicapped newborns, was sent to Rochester without special authority to review patients' records in New York. DHHS personnel were already at the hospital, examining medical records without permission of the parents. Wirth left, and later told