the illegal trading of human organs for transplant; cf. organlegger n.
It involved an organlegging gang, apparently run by a single man, yet big enough to cover half the North American west coast.
The crime of organlegging was the result of thousands of years of medical progress, of millions of lives selflessly dedicated to the ideals of healing the sick.
If there were not bounty hunters of company security personnel or independent investigators, what did they want with him? Thoughts of organlegging returned.
There’s a Person of Repeated Interest in Pilton who’s just turned up at the Royal Infirmary with forty sutures in his lower back, a nasty case of MRSA, and a missing kidney. Question from CID, Do we have an organlegging problem or is this just punishment surgery?
any evidence 1969
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