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Truth serum and POWs

Do you know anyone who was a prisoner of war in Germany?

A researcher, Dr. Tamara Haygood, at the University of Texas, wants to talk to American soldiers who were captured and spent time in German hospitals.

She wants to know about the use of sodium pentothal (so-called truth serum) or similar drugs on the prisoners during World War II. Her interest in the subject was aroused when she read George Neill's book, "Infantry Soldier."

It reported that a 106th Division sergeant was given sodium pentothal at a U.S. Army hospital in England to discover if a foot wound was self-inflicted.

Contact Dr. Tamara Haygood, assistant professor, Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston TX 77230-1439. Phone 713-563-6627.