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[Torture survivors in Norway--physician's responsibility].
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2001 Nov 30; 121(29):3383-5.TN

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Many political refugees who seek asylum in Norway have been imprisoned and subjected to torture. This review is based on the author's personal experience since 1976.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

44 men (22-45 years of age) and 9 women (23-32 years of age), all of them exposed to physical torture, were included in the study. The methods of torture are described. They were all given a full clinical examination by the author, including photos of possible injuries.

RESULTS

The survivors showed physical and sexual sequelae, for instance multiple fractures of bones and teeth, tinnitus, broken testicles.

INTERPRETATION

In my opinion, the most important therapist for torture victims is their general practitioner, who should work with nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and psychologists.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institutt for klinisk medisin Universitetet i Tromsø, MH-Breivika 9037 Tromsø.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

nor

PubMed ID

11826781

Citation

Cohn, J. "[Torture Survivors in Norway--physician's Responsibility]." Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, vol. 121, no. 29, 2001, pp. 3383-5.
Cohn J. [Torture survivors in Norway--physician's responsibility]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2001;121(29):3383-5.
Cohn, J. (2001). [Torture survivors in Norway--physician's responsibility]. Tidsskrift for Den Norske Laegeforening : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Raekke, 121(29), 3383-5.
Cohn J. [Torture Survivors in Norway--physician's Responsibility]. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2001 Nov 30;121(29):3383-5. PubMed PMID: 11826781.
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