Human Subjects Research

Forgiving Mengele

At this time of year, we can learn a great deal about forgiveness from two Holocaust survivors, Eva Moses Kor and Simon Wiesenthal.

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70th Anniversary of the Doctors’ Trial—History of Nuremberg Code

This article discusses the Nazi Doctors' Trial and its relation to the history of Eugenics. The authors suggest that we must learn these lessons from history in order to safeguard medical ethics today.

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Medical Ethics and the Holocaust

Does the fact that Nazi doctors conducted experiments on human beings and that German medical scientists played a central role in perpetrating the Holocaust guarantee that doctors and other health-science professionals are practicing medicine more ethically today? If the best-trained physicians of the early twentieth century were capable of such transgressions, will those of the early twenty-first century be able to avoid a similar outcome?

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Roles of Physicians and Nurses in the Medical Experiments Related to “Racial Hygiene”

The unit describes the role of physicians and nurses in furthering "racial hygiene" in the Third Reich.

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Bioethics and the Holocaust – Graduate Studies

The state of biomedical ethics in World War II, noting how the Holocaust is a unique example of medically sanctioned genocide.

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