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Peters was vindicated but dismayed by decision

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1999 - Winter


To the Editor:
The article on the symposium honoring John P. Peters, M.D., (Fall 1998) omitted the fact that his loyalty case was taken up by the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Peters was exonerated personally, and his position at the National Institutes of Health was reinstated. This narrow decision did not deal with the broader issue of the constitutionality of the loyalty hearings and was deeply disappointing to him.

Sylvia Axelrod, M.D. ’50, HS ’50-52
Valley Stream, N.Y.