Medicine, Ethics and the Third Reich Historical and Contemporary Issues

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Description: Medical experimentation on human subjects during the Third Reich raises deep moral and ethical questions. This volume features prominent voices in the filed of bioethics reflecting on a wide rang of topics and issues.

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List price: $22.95
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

Medical experimentation on human subjects during the Third Reich raises deep moral and ethical questions. This volume features prominent voices in the filed of bioethics reflecting on a wide rang of topics and issues.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Laying the Groundwork
The Relevance of the Holocaust to Current Bio-Medical Issues
Biomedical Ethics and the Shadow of Nazism
Contested Terrain: The Nazi Analogy in Bioethics
The Healing-Killing Paradox
From Racial Hygiene Theories to Euthanasia and Sterilization
Human Genetics in Nazi Germany
Racial Hygiene: The Collaboration of Medicine and Nazism
Sterilization, Euthanasia, and the Holocaust--The Brutal Chain
Nazi Eugenics: Adaptation and Resistance among German Catholic Intellectual Leaders
Euthanasia in Nazi Propaganda Films: Selling Murder
Human Experimentation: "Am I My Brother's Keeper?"
Concentration Camp Experiments: Their Relevance for Contemporary Research with Human Beings
Nazi Science--The Dachau Hypothermia Experiments
The Personal, Public, and Political Dimensions of Being a Mengele Guinea Pig
The Changing Landscape of Human Experimentation: Nuremberg, Helsinki, and Beyond
Women and the Reich
The Stations of the Cross
Nursing Issues during the Third Reich
Jewish Doctors in the Shadow of the Reich
Creativity in the Face of Disaster: Medicine in the Warsaw Ghetto
An Historical and Contemporary View of Jewish Doctors in Germany
Nuremberg's Legacy
Historical Origins of the Nuremberg Code
Into the Future
Relevance of Nazi Medical Behavior to the Health Profession Today
Medicine and Human Rights: A Proposal for International Action
Conclusions
Lessons We Have Learned?
Documents
Hippocrates, The Oath of Hippocrates
Nuremberg, Charter of the International Military Tribunal (1945)
Permissible Medical Experiments, Nuremberg Standards (1947)
World Medical Association, Declaration of Tokyo (1975)
The General Assembly, United Nations Principles of Medical Ethics (1982)
Chronology
The Auschwitz/Mengele Twins
General Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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