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Medicine and medical ethics in Nazi Germany : origins, practices, legacies

Author: Francis R Nicosia; Jonathan Huener
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2002.
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One of the most disturbing aspects of the Nazi era and the Holocaust was the participation of German physicians in human experiments and in mass murder. According to the editors of this volume, German physicians fully understood what the Nazi racial and eugenic research entailed, with many opting to pursue the career opportunities it afforded. "The first three decades of the twentieth century witnessed the growth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medicine and medical ethics in Nazi Germany.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2002
(OCoLC)606931531
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis R Nicosia; Jonathan Huener
ISBN: 1571813861 9781571813862 157181387X 9781571813879
OCLC Number: 47644394
Description: vii, 160 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Nazi medicine in historiographical context / Francis R. Nicosia, Jonathan Huener --
The ideology of elimination: American and German eugenics, 1900-1945 / Garland E. Allen --
The Nazi campaign against tobacco: science in a totalitarian state / Robert N. Proctor --
Physicians as killers in Nazi Germany: Hadamar, Treblinka, and Auschwitz / Henry Friedlander --
Criminal physicians in the Third Reich: toward a group portrait / Michael H. Kater --
Pathology of memory: German medical science and the crimes of the Third Reich / William E. Seidelman --
The legacy of Nazi medicine in context / Michael Burleigh.
Responsibility: edited by Francis R. Nicosia and Jonathan Huener.
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Five of the six essays are based on lectures delivered at an April 2000 symposium arranged by the Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont. Historians discuss such topics as the  Read more...

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