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Jury finds MIT not liable in brain tumor trial

A Boston jury today reached a verdict in the case of Heinrich et al v. Sweet et al, in the US District Court of the District of Massachusetts, involving a suit by surviving family members of patients with a fatal brain tumor who underwent experimental treatments performed by Dr. William Sweet and his Massachusetts General Hospital colleagues at the MIT nuclear research reactor in the 1960s.

The following is the statement issued by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through spokesman Kenneth D. Campbell:

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is pleased that the jury upheld MIT's position that it acted appropriately.

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