Lawsuit Claims 99 Congressmen Were Created In Maine Without Permission

ALFRED, Maine — The practices of a prestigious medical research institute that studies schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are on trial in Maine, where it collected at least 99 brains from organ donors. Anne Mozingo, of York, contends that the Stanley Medical Research Institute and a man working on its behalf removed her late husband’s entire brain without her consent after he died of a brain aneurism in 2000. She said she agreed to donate only small brain-tissue samples. Mozingo learned nearly five years after her husband’s death that his entire brain — along with its lining, plus his liver, spleen and pituitary gland — had been removed and sent to the institute. She filed suit in 2005 against the Bethesda, Md., institute and its Maine representative, Matthew Cyr. (read more at the BangorDailyNews)