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Title Medicine after the Holocaust : from the master race to the human genome and beyond / edited by Sheldon Rubenfeld, in conjunction with the Holocaust Museum Houston

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  R509 .M43 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xxi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Foreword: This past must not be prologue / Francis S. Collins -- Introduction / Sheldon Rubenfeld -- pt. 1. Eugenics, euthanasia, extermination. When evil was good and good evil: remembrances of Nuremberg / Edmund D. Pellegrino -- Medicine during the Nazi period: historical facts and some implications for teaching medical ethics and professionalism / Volker Roelcke -- Academic medicine during the Nazi period: the implications for creating awareness of professional responsibility today / William Seidelman -- Misconceptions of "race" as a biological category: then and now / Theresa M. Duello -- Mad, bad, or evil: how physician healers turn to torture and murder / Michael A. Grodin -- Genetic diversity has prevailed, not the master race / Ferid Murad -- pt. 2. Medicine after the Holocaust. Genetics and eugenics: a personal odyssey / James D. Watson -- The stain of silence: Nazi ethics and bioethics / Arthur L. Caplan -- The legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial to American bioethics and human rights / George J. Annas -- A more perfect human: the promise and the peril of modern science / Leon R. Kass -- What does "medicine after the Holocaust" have to do with aid in dying? / Kathryn L. Tucker -- Is physician-assisted suicide ever permissible? / Wesley J. Smith -- Cinematic perspectives on euthanasia and assisted suicide / Glen O. Gabbard -- Science, medicine, and religion in and after the Holocaust / John M. Haas -- Why science and religion need to cooperate to prevent a recurrence of the Holocaust / Irving Greenberg -- The status of the relationship between the citizen and the government / Ward Connerly -- From Nuremberg to the human genome: the right of human research participants / Henry T. Greely -- Medical professionalism: lessons from the Holocaust / Jordan J. Cohen -- Assessing risk in patient care / George Paul Noon -- Jewish medical ethics and risky treatments / Avraham Steinberg -- Afterword / Michael E. DeBakey -- Appendix A: additional information
Note Rubenfeld argues that German doctors betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom and personal gain over professional ethics during Hitler's regime. He questions whether the best physicians of the 21st century can be certain that they would not do the same
LC subject Medicine -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Physicians -- Germany -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Germany
Medical ethics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Mesh Subject Clinical Medicine -- history -- Germany
Ethics, Medical -- history -- Germany
History, 20th Century -- Germany
Holocaust -- history -- Germany
National Socialism -- history -- Germany
Physicians -- history -- Germany
World War II -- Germany
Add Author Rubenfeld, Sheldon
Holocaust Museum Houston
ISBN 9780230618947 (hbk.)
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