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Jonathan H. Marks
Jonathan H. Marks is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, London, and a
veteran of the Pinochet case. He is currently Greenwall Fellow in
Bioethics at Georgetown University Law Center and Johns Hopkins School
of Public Health. His work (with M. Gregg Bloche) on the role of medical
personnel in interrogation has appeared in The New England Journal of
Medicine, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
The overlooked players in the torture scandal are the medical personnel
who supervise--and often participate in--acts of torture. Military
medical professionals have reportedly tailored torture sessions to the
personalities of detainees, at a time when their professional
conscience should have told them to take an ethical stand. Though
they're not the usual suspects, they should be investigated as