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Unidentified cadavers in GW program point to years of problems, poor oversight

Feb 13, 2016 - Washington Post Blogs

A box of incinerated human remains sits in Mary Louise Powell's closet, waiting to be buried. It's Powell's mother. So she was told.

"Now, I don't know who's in my closet," she said. "I feel like I'm sleeping in the house with a stranger."

George Washington University's medical school announced last week that it had lost track of the identities of about 50 donated cadavers used to train future doctors. The cremated remains and body parts of the unknown 50 sit in the university morgue...