‘We were trying to find out how old this guy is’: Physician who discovered child’s bone in urology lab
A Michigan physician who discovered a child’s missing bone in her urology laboratory says she was “surprised” when she first saw it.
Dr. Lisa McArthur said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday that she did not want to make a public statement about the discovery because it could damage her reputation.
The discovery was first reported by WJBK News in Michigan on Friday.
“I was trying to get a handle on it,” McArthur told the network.
“It was one of those things where I was looking for a way to get to the bottom of this.”
McArthur’s lab, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is located in a building that houses a state-of-the-art andrology exam room, which is part of the medical school.
The lab also has an examination room for urology, gynecology, and other clinical areas.
The bone was found in a box of tissues that were being stored for another lab, according to a statement by the school.
It is believed the child was a boy.
The bones are in the “middle of a bone growth” in the child’s pelvis, according the statement.
McArthur says she believes that the child died from an accidental fall or “accident” after the box of tissue was opened, according with the Associated Press.
The UIC andrology Lab’s website said the bone was identified as a “skeletal” bone and was found after the lab removed it from a child and put it into an examination box.
It said the box was kept for an unrelated patient.
“When the box is opened, the tissue comes out and there is a little bit of a bump on the bone,” McArthors statement read.
“The child’s family has said that they were very upset when they first saw the bone.”
McArthur has not returned Fox News’ requests for comment.
She told the station she did get some emails from people asking about the case and that she is concerned about the “potential impact on her career” and the “risk of retaliation.”
The medical school has denied any wrongdoing.
“We do not condone any type of inappropriate conduct,” the school said in a statement.
“As with any patient, our students have a right to choose whether or not to participate in examinations, and we do our utmost to provide appropriate medical care to all students.”
The University of Michigan Medical School does not have a policy prohibiting the use of bone samples, but it does have policies for using specimens in laboratory experiments.