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

Author: Francis R Nicosia; Jonathan Huener; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: Oxford : Berghahn, 2001.
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The participation of German physicians in medical experiments on innocent people and mass murder is one of the most disturbing aspects of the Nazi era and the Holocaust. These six essays address the critical issues raised by these experiments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis R Nicosia; Jonathan Huener; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 1571813861 9781571813862
OCLC Number: 48026439
Description: 160 pages
Contents: G. Allen, The Ideology of Elimination: American and German Eugenics, 1900-1945; R. Proctor, The Nazi Campaign Against Tobacco: Science in a Totalitarian State; H. Friedlander, Physicians as Killers in Nazi Germany: Hadamar, Treblinka, and Auschwitz; M. Kater, A Criminal Profession in the Third Reich: Toward a Group Portrait of Physicians; W. Seidelman, Pathology of Memory: German Medical Science and the Crimes of the Third Reich; M. Burleigh, The Legacy of Nazi Medicine in Context; Appendix: Speech given by the President of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science Hubert Markl on the occasion of the opening of the symposium entitled "Biomedical Sciences and Human Experimentation at Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes - The Auschwitz Connection."
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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