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April 9, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(15):1316-1317. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410080022

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Appeal Taken from the Decision in the Lübeck Case  In the case of the Lübeck disaster, various phases of which have been discussed in recent letters, a court decision was reached, February 6: "The defendant Professor Deycke is sentenced to two years in the penitentiary for homicide due to negligence and for bodily injury due to negligence. The defendant Obermedizinalrat Dr. Altstaedt is sentenced to a year and three months in the penitentiary for bodily injury due to negligence, on the basis of a violation of sections 222 and 230 of the penal code. The foregoing defendants are acquitted of the charge of homicide and bodily injury due to negligence by reason of having introduced the Calmette procedure in Lübeck. Prof. Dr. Klotz and Anna Schütze, nurse, are acquitted of all charges brought against them." The announcement of the sentence was calmly received by the defendants. Professor Deycke, who had

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