Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond (Book, 2010) []
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Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond

Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond

Author: Sheldon Rubenfeld; Holocaust Museum Houston.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Rubenfeld argues that German doctors betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom and personal gain over professional ethics during Hitler's regime. He questions whether the best physicians of the 21st century can be certain that they would not do the same.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Medicine after the Holocaust.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheldon Rubenfeld; Holocaust Museum Houston.
ISBN: 9780230618947 0230618944 9780230621923 0230621929
OCLC Number: 351307425
Description: xxi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: This past must not be prologue / Francis S. Collins --
Introduction / Sheldon Rubenfeld --
pt. 1. Eugenics, euthanasia, extermination. When evil was good and good evil: remembrances of Nuremberg / Edmund D. Pellegrino --
Medicine during the Nazi period: historical facts and some implications for teaching medical ethics and professionalism / Volker Roelcke --
Academic medicine during the Nazi period: the implications for creating awareness of professional responsibility today / William Seidelman --
Misconceptions of "race" as a biological category: then and now / Theresa M. Duello --
Mad, bad, or evil: how physician healers turn to torture and murder / Michael A. Grodin --
Genetic diversity has prevailed, not the master race / Ferid Murad --
pt. 2. Medicine after the Holocaust. Genetics and eugenics: a personal odyssey / James D. Watson --
The stain of silence: Nazi ethics and bioethics / Arthur L. Caplan --
The legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial to American bioethics and human rights / George J. Annas --
A more perfect human: the promise and the peril of modern science / Leon R. Kass --
What does "medicine after the Holocaust" have to do with aid in dying? / Kathryn L. Tucker --
Is physician-assisted suicide ever permissible? / Wesley J. Smith --
Cinematic perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide / Glen O. Gabbard --
Science, medicine, and religion in and after the Holocaust / John M. Haas --
Why science and religion need to cooperate to prevent a recurrence of the Holocaust / Irving Greenberg --
The status of the relationship between the citizen and the government / Ward Connerly --
From Nuremberg to the human genome: the right of human research participants / Henry T. Greely --
Medical professionalism: lessons from the Holocaust / Jordan J. Cohen --
Assessing risk in patient care / George Paul Noon --
Jewish medical ethics and risky treatments / Avraham Steinberg --
Afterword / Michael E. DeBakey --
Appendix A: additional information.
Responsibility: edited by Sheldon Rubenfeld, in conjunction with the Holocaust Museum Houston.


Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom, the state over the individual, a fuhrer over God,  Read more...


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"Thought-provoking, even in areas well-trod in recent scholarship. Recommended." - CHOICE"A timely and important tribute to all the human guinea pigs, and a stirring lesson to the conscience of the Read more...

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