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Justice at Nuremberg : Leo Alexander and the Nazi doctors' trial

Author: Ulf Schmidt
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Series: St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1945, after the collapse of the Third Reich, Leo Alexander worked as an Allied investigator and exposed murderous medical experiments and other atrocities of the Nazi regime. His 'top secret' mission, documented in recently discovered diaries, provided the United States with evidence to prosecute 20 German doctors and three administrators for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Leo Alexander; Leo Alexander; Leo Alexander; Leo Alexander, Psychiater.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ulf Schmidt
ISBN: 033392147X 9780333921470
OCLC Number: 53476609
Description: xiv, 386 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Prologue --
2. The Austrian Jew --
3. The emigre --
4. The war crimes investigator --
5. The road to Nuremberg --
6. Constructing the doctors' trial --
7. The Nuremberg code --
8. Post-war medical ethics.
Series Title: St. Antony's series (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Ulf Schmidt.
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"In 1945, after the collapse of the Third Reich, Leo Alexander worked as an Allied investigator and exposed murderous medical experiments and other atrocities of the Nazi regime. His 'top secret' mission, documented in recently discovered diaries, provided the United States with evidence to prosecute 20 German doctors and three administrators for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial held in 1946-47. The legacy of Nuremberg was profound. In the Nuremberg Code - a landmark in the history of modern medical ethics - the judges laid down for the first time international guidelines for permissible experiments on humans. One of those who helped to formulate this code was Alexander. Ulf Schmidt's discoveries reveal how modern medicine became the subject of greater accountability. He provides insight into the origins of human rights in medical science and into the changing role of international law, ethics and politics. Schmidt argues in Justice at Nuremberg that medical suffering continued throughout the Cold War but also concludes that the legacy of Nuremberg is more relevant today than ever - that the protection of the lives, dignity and rights of humans is what really matters."--Jacket.

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