MRS Greaves, in reply to your letter (September 4) to my own response of the previous week, I believe it is you who has very much missed the point I was making and the hint of cynicism therein.
I was certainly not implying that the elderly were fair game to be experimented on in the way that you were suggesting that those incarcerated were, in fact I believe that any and all human life, regardless of standing within society, should be thought of as sacred and not abused as such.
I would have assumed with your caring for someone in the way you mention that you may have leaned towards this.
My very real concern is one that if you can agree with this ‘idea’ of experimentation then where is the line drawn? And on whom? It brings to mind the human experiments of SS physician, Josef Mengele, who started his work on the so-called ‘undesirables’ of German society. And history records very well where that led.
Richard Fitzgerald, Hall Green.