Medicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond

Author(s): Sheldon Rubenfeld


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 fuhrer over God, and personal gain over professional ethics.


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DR SHELDON RUBENFELD is a Clinical Professor of General Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, USA and a Fellow in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.

Foreword; F.S.Collins Introduction; S.Rubenfeld PART I: EUGENICS, EUTHANASIA, EXTERMINATION When Evil Was Good and Good Evil: Remembrance of Nuremberg; E.D.Pellegrino Medicine During the Nazi Period: Historical Facts, and Some Implications for Teaching Medical Ethics and Professionalism; V.Roelcke Academic Medicine During the Nazi Period: The Implications for Creating Awareness of Professional Responsibility Today; W.Seidelman From Long Island to Auschwitz; E.Black Misconceptions of "Race" as a Biological Category: Then and Now; T.M.Duello Mad, Bad, or Evil: How Physician Healers Turn to Torture and Murder; M.A.Grodin Genetic Diversity Has Prevailed, Not The Master Race; F.Murad PART II: MEDICINE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST Genetics and Eugenics: A Personal Odyssey; J.D.Watson The Stain of Silence: Nazi ethics and Bioethics; A.L.Caplan The Legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial to American Bioethics and Human Rights; G.J.Annas A More Perfect Human: The Promise and Peril of Modern Science; L.R.Kass What Does 'Medicine After The Holocaust' Have To Do With Aid in Dying?; K.L.Tucker Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Ever Permissible?; W.J.Smith Cinematic Perspectives on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; G.O.Gabbard Science, Medicine and Religion in and after the Holocaust; J.M.Haas Why Science and Religion Need to Cooperate to Prevent a Recurrence of the Holocaust; I.Greenberg The Status of the Relationship Between the Citizen and the Government; W.Connerly From Nuremberg to the Human Genome: The Rights of Participants in Human Research; H.T.Greely Medical Professionalism: Lessons from the Holocaust; J.J.Cohen Assessing Risk in Patient Care; G.P.Noon Jewish Medical Ethics and Risky Treatments; A.Steinberg Afterword; M.E.DeBakey

General Fields

  • : 9780230621923
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : February 2010
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sheldon Rubenfeld
  • : Paperback
  • : 233