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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, 2008.
Series: Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
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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. Six distinguished historians working in this field are addressing the critical issues raised by these murderous experiments, such as the place of the Holocaust in the larger context of eugenic and racial research, the motivation and roles of the  Read more...
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Nicosia, Francis R.
Medicine And Medical Ethics In Nazi Germany : Origins, Practices, Legacies.
New York, NY : Berghahn Books, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis R Nicosia; Jonathan Huener
ISBN: 9780857456922 085745692X
OCLC Number: 878138103
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Medicine and medical ethics in nazi germany; contents; preface; introduction; chapter 1. the ideology of elimination; chapter 2. the nazi campaign against tobacco; chapter 3. physicians as killers in nazi germany; chapter 4. criminal physicians in the third reich; chapter 5. pathology of memory; chapter 6. the legacy of nazi medicine in context; appendix; contributors; selected bibliography; index.
Series Title: Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Responsibility: edited by Francis R. Nicosia and Jonathan Huener.

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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. Six distinguished historians working in this field are addressing the critical issues raised by these murderous experiments, such as the place of the Holocaust in the larger context of eugenic and racial research, the motivation and roles of the German medical establishment, and the impact and legacy of the eugenics movements and Nazi medical practice on physicians and medicine since World War II. Based on the authors.

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