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December 10, 2014

Renowned surgeon calls out doctors who 'made torture possible'

Atul Gawande responds to role of medical professionals in CIA interrogation program.

Atul Gawande, image via atulgawande.com.

In response to the findings of a US Senate investigation into CIA interrogation tactics, one prominent US doctor took to Twitter to call out medical professionals for their role in developing the program.

Among the details revealed in the report was how the CIA paid two psychologists $81 million to help develop and implement a program of "enhanced interrogation techniques".

Atul Gawande, a Harvard Medical School professor and journalist, wrote a 12-tweet series on Wednesday, highlighting mentions of doctors in the new report: