Medicine and Medical Ethics in Nazi Germany: Origins, Practices, Legacies (Google eBook)

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Francis R. Nicosia, Jonathan Huener
Berghahn Books, May 15, 2002 - History - 180 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CHAPTER 1 THE IDEOLOGY OF ELIMINATION
13
CHAPTER 2 THE NAZI CAMPAIGN AGAINST TOBACCO
40
CHAPTER 3 PHYSICIANS AS KILLERS IN NAZI GERMANY
59
CHAPTER 4 CRIMINAL PHYSICIANS IN THE THIRD REICH
77
CHAPTER 5 PATHOLOGY OF MEMORY
93
CHAPTER 6 THE LEGACY OF NAZI MEDICINE IN CONTEXT
112
APPENDIX
128
CONTRIBUTORS
140
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
142
INDEX
151
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About the author (2002)

Francis R. Nicosia is the Raul Hilberg Distinguished Professor of Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont. He is the author of The Third Reich and the Palestine Question, and co-author of The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust.

Jonathan Huener is assistant professor of History at the University of Vermont where he teaches courses on the Holocaust, German history, and Polish history. He is the author of the forthcoming book German Deeds, Polish Soil, Jewish Shoah: Auschwitz Memory and the Politics of Commemoration.

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