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Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities : Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics.

Author: Jing Bao Nie; Nanyan Guo; Mark Selden; Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2010.
Series: Asia's transformations.
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This book examines Japan's wartime medical atrocities and their postwar aftermath from a comparative perspective and inquires into perennial issues of historical memory, science, politics, society and ethics elicited by these rebarbative events.
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Nie, Jing Bao.
Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities : Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis Ltd, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jing Bao Nie; Nanyan Guo; Mark Selden; Arthur Kleinman
ISBN: 9780203849040 0203849043 1282898655 9781282898653
OCLC Number: 681484189
Description: 1 online resource (268 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Medical atrocities, history and ethics; Part I: Japan's medical war crimes and post-war trials; 1 Unit 731 and the Japanese Imperial Army's biological warfare program; 2 Medicine-related war crimes trials and post-war politics and ethics: The unresolved case of Unit 731, Japan's bio-warfare program; 3 Research on humans at the Khabarovsk War Crimes Trial: A historical and ethical examination; Part II: Guilt and responsibility: Individuals and nations. 4 Data generated in Japan's biowarfare experiments on human victims in China, 1932-1945, and the ethics of using them5 Discovering traces of humanity: Taking individual responsibility for medical atrocities; 6 On the altar of nationalism and the nation-state: Japan's wartime medical atrocities, the American cover-up, and postwar Chinese responses; Part III: Ethics and historical memory: Parallel lessons from Germany and the U.S.A.; 7 Bioethics and exceptionalism: A German example of learning from "medical" atrocities. 8 Racial hygienist Otmar von Verschuer, the Confessing Church, and comparative reflections on postwar rehabilitation9 America's memory problems: Diaspora groups, civil society and the perils of "chosen amnesia"; 10 Japanese and American war atrocities, historical memory, and reconciliation: The Asia-Pacific War to today; Part IV: Annotated bibliography and appendices; 11 Annotated bibliography: Primary sources and secondary liaturature in Japanese, Chinese, and English; Appendixes; Appendix A: The experiments conducted under the Third Reich and Imperial Japan and postwar use of such data. Appendix B: The experiments conducted under the U.S. governmentIndex.
Series Title: Asia's transformations.

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This book examines Japan's wartime medical atrocities and their postwar aftermath from a comparative perspective and inquires into perennial issues of historical memory, science, politics, society and ethics elicited by these rebarbative events.

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