‘He was revered like a god’: Patients of New York doctor who died in 2007 and ‘could have abused more than 1,000 children over decades’ demand to know why Rockefeller University stayed quiet about allegations

Daily Mail

  • Victims gathered outside Manhattan hospital on Tuesday for press conference
  • Said that Dr Reginald Archibald had abused them as children years ago
  • Archibald worked at Rockefeller University Hospital from 1948 to 1982
  • The endocrinologist specialized in childhood growth before he died in 2007
  • Ex-patients say he abused them and took nude photos for 'scientific research'
  • Some 100 ex-patients have joined a legal actions seeking to destroy photos
  • Attorneys for the victims believe as many as 1,000 children were abused
  • Doctor Reginald Archibald's research aimed to help children grow taller
  • Patients reported the doctor took pictures of naked children at the hospital
  • The alleged abuses by the doctor are believed to have taken place over decades 

Officials from the famous research institute, today named Rockefeller University Hospital, admit the doctor may have abused his young patients for decades.

They revealed that they have investigated complaints about the doctor's conduct in 2004 and have reported it to authorities.

They also said some of the complaints deemed 'credible' went back to the 1990s.

Attorney Jennifer Freeman said her firm received hundreds of calls, meaning there is 'a tremendous number of victims out there'.

Patients told CBS News that hospital officials sent out a letter to more than 1,000 people, asking for information about Archibald's alleged abuses.

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