Curricula

Curriculum for The Holocaust: Lessons for Medicine

Thank you to Champions Esteban González-López and Rosa Rios for adding their curriculum for The Holocaust: Lessons for Medicine to the CMATH website.

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Force Feeding Prisoners

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The treatment of prisoners was very relevant during the Holocaust and remains so today.

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Teaching about the Holocaust: Influencing How Generations Will Learn from the Past by Medical Student William Porter

The Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective taught at Baylor College of Medicine presents the Holocaust as the end-stage of a gradual, inexorable, and murderous public health policy. As medical student William Porter learned more about the central and indispensable role of medicine in the design and implementation of the Holocaust, he was "astounded by how many of the ideas we explored were completely new to me." He wonders, "How can we hope to learn anything from the atrocities of the Holocaust if we refuse to see the Nazis as human beings just like us? "

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Euthanasia, abortion, & the death penalty by medical student Jessica Tran

After learning about the Nazi "euthanasia" programs in my Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective, this medical student "began to see links between what was considered medicine in the Third Reich period and our current ideas and acceptance of abortion and the death penalty."

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Fear God Alone, a poem by medical student Andrea Gerberding

This brief poem highlights a recurring historical problem in an individual's and a nation's life: Who is in charge?

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Genetics and Modern Eugenics by medical student Amanda Broderick

The first- and second-year medical students taking the Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective at Baylor College of Medicine quickly realize the moral hazards of both eugenics and medical genetics, a field that was consciously created by American eugenicists after "eugenics" was discredited by knowledge of the indispensable contributions of physicians to the design and implementation of the Holocaust. Amanda Broderick offers her take on genetics and modern eugenics.

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