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Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany : Origins, Practices, Legacies - Francis R. Nicosia

Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany

Origins, Practices, Legacies

By: Francis R. Nicosia (Editor), Jonathan Huener (Editor)

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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' original scholarship, these essays offer an excellent and very accessible introduction to an important and controversial subject. They are also particularly relevant in light of current controversies over the nature and application of research in human genetics and biotechnology.

"Brief and synthetic as the essays are, they will...be of most use to students or to those new to the field. However, they provide engaging reading for those with more in-depth knowledge too." - Journal of Modern History

"Educators and students owe a debt of gratitude ... all of the articles in this anthology are readily accessible to the non-specialist without compromising the cutting-edge scholarship that informs them." - ISIS

"This in an engrossing book ... morally challenging to all physicians." - Journal of the American Medical Association

..". extraordinarily valuable essays combine perspectives from history, sociology, demography, and anthropology." - Choice

"Excellent introductory and concluding chapters summarize the explanatory factor that historians have so far singled out." - History: Reviews of New Books

..". excellent orientation for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as physicians and the general public ... All in all, this is a stimulating set of essays that deserves a wide readership." - H-German

Prefacep. vi
Introduction: Nazi Medicine in Historiographical Contextp. 1
The Ideology of Elimination: American and German Eugenics, 1900-1945p. 13
The Nazi Campaign against Tobacco: Science in a Totalitarian Statep. 40
Physicians as Killers in Nazi Germany: Hadamar, Treblinka, and Auschwitzp. 59
Criminal Physicians in the Third Reich: Toward a Group Portraitp. 77
Pathology of Memory: German Medical Science and the Crimes of the Third Reichp. 93
The Legacy of Nazi Medicine in Contextp. 112
Appendixp. 128
Contributorsp. 140
Selected Bibliographyp. 142
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9781571813862
ISBN-10: 1571813861
Series: Vermont Studies on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 180
Published: 30th January 2011
Publisher: BERGHAHN BOOKS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.35