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Medicine after the Holocaust

From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond

Authors: Rubenfeld, S.

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Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom, the state over the individual, a führer over God, and personal gain over professional ethics.

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"Thought-provoking, even in areas well-trod in recent scholarship. Recommended." - CHOICE

"A timely and important tribute to all the human guinea pigs, and a stirring lesson to the conscience of the world to neveruse a person in experiments without informed consent." - Eva Mozes Kor, Survivor of the deadly experiments of Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death"

"Medicine After The Holocaust is a book brimming with wisdom. It stretches your mind - with an infinite array of tangible examples and superbly reasoned arguments - as it stretches your heart. Whether you are a physician or not, you read this book and you want to be a better person." - Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Author of Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics: two volumes, You Shall Be Holy and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

"This book offers important insights into the enduring question: how were doctors and medical personnel who were trained to heal and save lives able to become such an integral part of the murder process in Nazi Germany.Theprominent physicians and scientistswho contributed to this bookforce us to once againtograpple with difficult issues. Both those from the healing arts and those from outside of them will find themselves challenged by these essays." - Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, EmoryUniversity

"This is a stunning book. Quietly, it sets forth alarming accounts, and makes a steadily building argument. It brings a kind of awakening." - Michael Novak, internationally knowntheologian, author, and winner of the Templeton Prize in 1994


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Rubenfeld, Sheldon

    Pages 1-8

  • When Evil was Good and Good Evil: Remembrances of Nuremberg

    Pellegrino, Edmund D.

    Pages 11-16

  • Medicine during the Nazi Period: Historical Facts and Some Implications for Teaching Medical Ethics and Professionalism

    Roelcke, Volker

    Pages 17-28

  • Academic Medicine during the Nazi Period: The Implications for Creating Awareness of Professional Responsibility Today

    Seidelman, William

    Pages 29-36

  • Misconceptions of “Race” as a Biological Category: Then and Now

    Duello, Theresa M.

    Pages 37-48

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-10229-3
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Hardcover $120.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-61894-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $50.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-62192-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicine after the Holocaust
Book Subtitle
From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Sheldon Rubenfeld
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10229-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230102293
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61894-7
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-62192-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 233
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics