Resources

OUR RESOURCES AND DISCUSSIONS

CMATH offers complete access to our vast collection of resources including lectures by Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists, ethicists, physicians, historians, and Holocaust survivors such as:

  • James Watson
  • Eric Kandel
  • Leon Kass
  • Edmund Pellegrino
  • Art Caplan
  • Avraham Steinberg
  • Michael DeBakey
  • Eva Kor
  • Vivien Spitz.

These audio and video recordings offer tremendous insight into today’s medical practices and research. You can explore these resources, as well as bibliographies, films, and links to related sites, and then join the discussion in our Facebook community about any one of our stimulating topics.

FOR EDUCATORS

Our goal is to help educators develop quality programs for their students, by providing course curricula and other support materials. This Resources section is easily navigated by using the Categories menu to the left. We recommend starting with the CURRICULA category, which will give you a variety of course curricula that have already been developed by CMATH scholars.

Once you have decided the subject(s) on which you would like to teach, you can then build out your course using the other teaching tools available here, such as PowerPoint presentations (most available with notes), videos of distinguished speakers, interviews, articles and commentaries on medicine and the Holocaust. These are listed by category in the Categories menu.

In addition to utilizing the Categories menu to find specific types of content, you can also find content by subject matter by utilizing “tags.” A drop-down list of tags is located underneath the Categories menu.

If you are looking for a specific subject that is not listed in the tags, you may also use our Search box, located at the top of the page near the main menu. Just type in a keyword – such as topic, title or speaker/author name – and all content with that keyword in the title or description will be listed in the search results.

Our Latest Posts section below lists content that is new or added recently, with the newest content at the top. Each of these posts can also be found using categories, tags, and search.

If you have any questions or need help in developing your course, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Latest Posts

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?

Read More >>

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by medical student Varun Bora

Although I chose the title of this post, Baylor College of Medicine medical student Varun Bora wrote about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly medicine delivered by Nazi physicians. While we may be reluctant to accept this fact, the Nazi doctors were almost certainly the best in the world at the time, trained in the scientific educational method that was adopted by American medical schools. As stated in the essay, ".....in the educational setting and as a community as a whole, we should make it a priority to study both the good and bad of these physicians."

Read More >>

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.

Read More >>

Operation Paperclip, an essay by medical student Elizabeth Adams

Medical students taking my Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective often are uncomfortable with the moral compromises made by the US government after WWII in regards to the treatment of German scientists in general and physicians in particular. Here is one student's view of Operation Paperclip, which brought approximately 1600 German scientists to the United States.

Read More >>

A Medical Student’s Personal Reflections on Eugenics by Zach Solomon

In my Healing by Killing: Medicine During the Third Reich elective at Baylor College of Medicine, first and second year medical students must write a paper on a topic of their choosing stimulated by the material they've studied in the course. Here is a poignant and powerful paper by Zachary Solomon

Read More >>

The Selective Memory of Bioethics by C. Cody Miller

Reflecting upon Nazi bioethical justifications for involuntary sterilization and euthanasia, for murderous medical experiments and, ultimately, the Holocaust, a second year medical student examines the response of the American bioethics community to these events.

Read More >>