Northwestern U. Gets Renewed Grilling Over Unauthorized Tests on Patients

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Sen. Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has accused Northwestern U. of withholding key documents from an inquiry into allegations that its chief of cardiac surgery experimented on unsuspecting patients.

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Sen. Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, has accused Northwestern U. of withholding key documents from an inquiry into allegations that its chief of cardiac surgery experimented on unsuspecting patients.

Northwestern University has been accused by a U.S. senator of withholding key documents from a long-running inquiry into allegations that its chief of cardiac surgery experimented on unsuspecting patients.

The researcher in the case, Patrick M. McCarthy, a professor of cardiothoracic surgery, also appears to have "made contradictory statements" in explaining his own actions, Sen. Charles E. Grassley said in a letter on Tuesday to Morton O. Schapiro, Northwestern’s president, and