Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany Origins, Practices, Legacies

ISBN-10: 157181387X

ISBN-13: 9781571813879

Edition: 2004

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Description: The participation of German physicians in medicalexperiments on innocent people and mass murder is one ofthe most disturbing aspects of the Nazi era and theHolocaust. Six distinguished historians working in thisfield are addressing the critical issues raised by thesemurderous experiments, such as the place of the Holocaustin the larger context of eugenic and racial research, themotivation and roles of the German medical establishment,and the impact and legacy of the eugenics movements andNazi medical practice on physicians and medicine sinceWorld War II. Based on the authors' originalscholarship, these essays offer an excellent and veryaccessible introduction to an important and controversialsubject. They are also particularly relevant in light ofcurrent controversies over the nature and application ofresearch in human genetics and biotechnology.

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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Donald L. Niewyk is professor of history at Southern Methodist University and is the author of four books, including Fresh Wounds: Early Narratives of Holocaust Survival.Francis R. Nicosia is professor of history at Saint Michael's College and is the author or editor of several books on the Holocaust and the Third Reich, including The Third Reich and the Palestine Question.

Huener is an assistant professor of history at the University of Vermont, Burlington, has written on aspects of memorial culture in postwar Germany and Poland.

Preface
Introduction: Nazi Medicine in Historiographical Context
The Ideology of Elimination: American and German Eugenics, 1900-1945
The Nazi Campaign against Tobacco: Science in a Totalitarian State
Physicians as Killers in Nazi Germany: Hadamar, Treblinka, and Auschwitz
Criminal Physicians in the Third Reich: Toward a Group Portrait
Pathology of Memory: German Medical Science and the Crimes of the Third Reich
The Legacy of Nazi Medicine in Context
Appendix
Contributors
Selected Bibliography
Index
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