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Several leading psychiatrists and neurologists have condemned experts who endorsed government standards that are said to have excluded many people from recognition as Minamata disease patients, it was learned Sunday.

In a position paper released Saturday, the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology claimed that medical experts and doctors had “failed to perform their duties sufficiently and played the role of perpetrators” by endorsing the government’s 1977 standards.

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