Willowbrook State School

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An extended-care facility on Staten Island, in which a group of mentally-disabled children were intentionally inoculated, orally and by injection, with HBV, then monitored to gauge the effects of gamma globulin in combating it; the case led to the Willowbrook Consent doctrine (1972), that ruled that the mentally disabled have a right to protection from harm
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