Biomedical Ethics

California’s Physician-assisted Suicide Law

CMATH Champion Dr. Aaron Kheriaty advocates against physician-assisted suicide.

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To study history or not to study history. That is the question

One of the difficulties in teaching medicine after the Holocaust to American students is their limited knowledge of US history. As this article from the Wall Street Journal on June 30, 2016 points out, even history majors have few requirements to study US history. Because premed students are usually required to take science rather than humanities courses for admission into American medical schools, their knowledge of US history is even more inadequate. This deficiency makes it difficult for medical students to appreciate the changes in the US government that have greatly influenced American medicine for the past 100 years.

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Students Visiting Holocaust-Related Sites

How visiting Holocaust sites can aid in teaching Medical Ethics.

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Interview of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, May 16, 2008

World famous cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey discusses his training in Nazi Germany.

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Dachau, Hubertus Strughold and NASA

Hubertus Stronghold: Father of German Space Medicine brought to the US after WWII to become father of Space Medicine at NASA despite his likely involvement in Dachau medical experiments.

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Healing by Killing: Medicine in the Third Reich

A syllabus from Rice University and an outline of an elective course at Baylor College of Medicine along with a student paper from the Baylor class about medicine in Germany and the United States from 1900 to the end of World War II.

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