At kende sandheden

Something occurred
to me as l dictated this.

Really and truly, of course,
it is what l always dreamed of.

That you and l, on equal terms,
could at last talk to each other.

Our lack of dialogue was my fault.
l'd devoted too much time to work.

But it was also because l had to
have control of everything l did-

- and what other people did.
A fine quality in a surgeon, yes.

ln a head of department, even.
But not in a father.

Another thing: l have never
been able to say thank you.

But have no doubt
that l am touched-

- that you helped
an old man to face the past.

Over 1 100 people unwittingly
and without being consulted -

- were subjected to treatment for
which they paid a terrible price.

Jon Knoblau has fought for their
cause in best reporting style -

- and thereby earned
this year's Cavling Prize.

Well done.
There's a cheque, too.
lf anybody in Ã…rhus
sticks together -

- it's the senior ranks
of the medical profession.

But their smiles
will have stiffened -

- as the mistreatment of hundreds
of innocent people has come to light.

People who have been left
to die of liver cancer.

lt is only now that
the specialist responsible -

- has written an article
for the Medical Journal -

- in which he finally
admits the truth:

That there had been
warnings about Thorotrast -