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Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond

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Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond
Call No: 174.2 M488

Call Number174.2 M488
Dates2010; ©2010
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Sheldon Rubenfeld, in conjunction with the Holocaust Museum Houston.
Creators & ContributorsRubenfeld, Sheldon (editor)
Holocaust Museum Houston (contributor)
SummaryRubenfeld 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. By examining one of the most horrific episodes in modern medical history, this book puts forward a chilling question: if the best physicians of the early twentieth century could abandon their patients, can we be certain that the best physicians of the twenty-first century will not do the same?" —Back cover
ContentsForeword: This past must not be prologue / Francis S. Collins
Introduction / Sheldon Rubenfeld

Part 1. Eugenics, euthanasia, extermination
  1. When evil was good and good evil: remembrances of Nuremberg / Edmund D. Pellegrino
  2. Medicine during the Nazi period: historical facts and some implications for teaching medical ethics and professionalism / Volker Roelcke
  3. Academic medicine during the Nazi period: the implications for creating awareness of professional responsibility today / William Seidelman
  4. Misconceptions of "race" as a biological category: then and now / Theresa M. Duello
  5. Mad, bad, or evil: how physician healers turn to torture and murder / Michael A. Grodin
  6. Genetic diversity has prevailed, not the master race / Ferid Murad
Part 2. Medicine after the Holocaust
  1. Genetics and eugenics: a personal odyssey / James D. Watson
  2. The stain of silence: Nazi ethics and bioethics / Arthur L. Caplan
  3. The legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial to American bioethics and human rights / George J. Annas
  4. A more perfect human: the promise and the peril of modern science / Leon R. Kass
  5. What does "medicine after the Holocaust" have to do with aid in dying? / Kathryn L. Tucker
  6. Is physician-assisted suicide ever permissible? / Wesley J. Smith
  7. Cinematic perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide / Glen O. Gabbard
  8. Science, medicine, and religion in and after the Holocaust / John M. Haas
  9. Why science and religion need to cooperate to prevent a recurrence of the Holocaust / Irving Greenberg
  10. The status of the relationship between the citizen and the government / Ward Connerly
  11. From Nuremberg to the human genome: the right of human research participants / Henry T. Greely
  12. Medical professionalism: lessons from the Holocaust / Jordan J. Cohen
  13. Assessing risk in patient care / George Paul Noon
  14. Jewish medical ethics and risky treatments / Avraham Steinberg
Afterword / Michael E. DeBakey
Appendix A: additional information
Physical Description xxi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Palgrave Macmillan
EditionFirst edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Dan Sonnenschein in memory of his aunt and uncle, Paula and Stan Lenga

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