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When Doctors Became Spies: Real-life Stories

Keywords : Espionage, History, Physician

Citation Information : When Doctors Became Spies: Real-life Stories. Bengal Physician Journal 2018; 5 (3):42-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-5214

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Published Online: 01-06-2019

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This medical history article recounts the adventures of some physicians who acted as spies at different times in history. Many of them had to face dire consequences for their actions.

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