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Nazi Medicine Books
Atlas of topographical and applied human anatomy by
Call Number: QS17 P423 v.1 1963
Publication Date: 1963
Scientists and bioethicists have debated whether it is acceptable to continue to use the atlas for instructional purposes in light of its Nazi provenance. Opponents have asserted that any use of the atlas makes the user complicit in Nazi crimes and that modern technology, such as the Visible Human Project, will make the atlas redundant if it has not done so already. Proponents have countered that the knowledge gained from the atlas can be ethically separated from its origins nor can it be in some cases easily replaced by modern technology or other atlases.
Auschwitz: a doctor's eyewitness account by
Call Number: D805 P7 N994a 2011
Publication Date: 2011
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific research” on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous “Angel of Death”: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele’s personal research pathologist. Miraculously, he survived to give this terrifying and sobering account.
Children of the flames: Dr. Mengele and the untold story of the twins of Auschwitz by
Call Number: DD247 M46 L176c 1991
Publication Date: 1992
During World War II, Nazi doctor Josef Mengele subjected some 3,000 twins to medical experiments of unspeakable horror; only 160 survived. In this remarkable narrative, the life of Auschwitz's Angel of Death is told in counterpoint to the lives of the survivors, who until now have kept silent about their heinous death-camp ordeals.
Cleansing the fatherland: Nazi medicine and racial hygiene by
Publication Date: 1994
The infamous Nuremberg Doctors' Trials of 1946-47 revealed horrifying crimes —ranging from grotesque medical experiments on humans to mass murder—committed by physicians and other health care workers in Nazi Germany. But far more common, argue the authors of Cleansing the Fatherland, were the doctors who profited professionally and financially from the killings but were never called to task—and, indeed, were actively shielded by colleagues in postwar German medical organizations.
Criminal experiments on human beings in Auschwitz and war research laboratories by
Publication Date: 1991
Twenty female prisoners' accounts of the horrific human experimentation by Nazi doctors at Auschwitz.
Deadly medicine: creating the master race by
Call Number: HQ755.5 G3 D278 2004
Publication Date: 2004
From 1933 to 1945, Hitler's Nazi regime attempted to realize its vision of a biologically healthy and ethnically homogeneous population through "racial hygiene" programs designed to cleanse German society of those perceived to threaten its biological health. Deadly Medicine examines the critical role German physicians, scientists, public health officials, and academic experts played in supporting and implementing the Nazis' program of racial eugenics, which culminated in the Holocaust.
The devil that never dies: the rise and threat of global antisemitism by
Call Number: DS145 G618d 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Antisemitism never went away, but since the turn of the century it has multiplied beyond what anyone would have predicted. It is openly spread by intellectuals, politicians and religious leaders in Europe, Asia, the Arab world, America and Africa and supported by hundreds of millions more. Indeed, today antisemitism is stronger than any time since the Holocaust. In this book, Daniel Jonah Goldhagen reveals the unprecedented, global form of this age-old hatred; its strategic use by states; its powerful appeal to individuals and groups; and how technology has fueled the flames that had been smoldering prior to the millennium.
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust by
Publication Date: 2000
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust is a comprehensive, authoritative one-volume reference that provides reliable information on this ignoble and frightening episode of modern history. It features eight essays on the history of the Holocaust and its antecedents, as well as coverage of such topics as the history of European Jewry, Jewish contributions to European culture, and the rise of anti-semitism and Nazism.
Hitler's death camps : the sanity of madness by
Call Number: D810 J4 F323 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Describes the Nazi death camps in Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, traces the history of anti-Semitism, and traces the history of Hitlers Final Solution.
Hitler's willing executioners: ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by
Call Number: D804.3 G618h 1997
Publication Date: 1997
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researchers have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true. That question is: "How could the Holocaust happen?" His own response is a new exploration of those who carried out the Holocaust and of German society and its ingrained anti-semitism - and it demands a fundamental revision of our thinking about the years 1933-1945.
The Holocaust, the Church, and the Law of Unintended Consequences by
Publication Date: 2014
In this study, author Anthony J. Sciolino, himself a Catholic, cuts into the heart of why the Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole failed to stop the Holocaust. He demonstrates that Nazism's racial anti-Semitism was rooted in Christian anti-Judaism. While tens of thousands of Christians risked their lives to save Jews, many more--including some members of the hierarchy--aided Hitler's campaign with their silence or their participation. Sciolino's solid research and comprehensive interpretation provide a cogent and powerful analysis of Christian doctrine and church history to help answer the question of what went wrong.
Human subjects research after the Holocaust by
Call Number: W20.55 H9 H9187 2014
Publication Date: 2014
“An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil … a book that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." – Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University
In our hearts we were giants: the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe - a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust by
Call Number: DS135 R73 K84i 2004
Publication Date: 2005
Descending from the transport train into the hell of the concentration camp, the Ovitz family—known widely as the Lilliput Troupe—was separated from other Jewish victims. When Dr. Josef Mengele was then notified of their arrival, he assigned them to sequestered quarters. His horrific “research” on twins and other genetically unique individuals already under way, Mengele had special plans for the Ovitzes. The authors chronicle Mengele’s loathsome experiments upon the family members, the disturbing fondness he developed for these small people, and their interminable will to make it out alive.
Inhuman research: medical experiments in German concentration camps by
Call Number: W20.55 H9 P291i 2006
Publication Date: 2006
More than sixty years after the events, the medical experiments conducted in German concentration camps remain a relatively little known chapter of the Holocaust historiography. Being a survivor of the Holocaust and a medical school professor, the author felt a moral obligation to research this subject. After discussing the nazification of German medicine, Inhuman Research documents the various experiments followed by their ethical evaluation. The book also includes the names and biographical data of the doctors actively involved in the experiments, with photos of the main perpetrators
Josef Mengele by
Call Number: WZ100 M544g 2004
Publication Date: 2003
The world's most infamous doctor, Josef Mengele was responsible for sending tens of thousands of Jews to their death in the gas chambers of Auschwitz during World War II. His gruesome experiments in genetics research helped add to his reputation as one of the most cold-blooded villains of the twentieth century.
Karl Brandt: the Nazi doctor: medicine and power in the Third Reich by
Call Number: WZ100 B821s 2007
Publication Date: 2007
As Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation, Karl Brandt became the highest medical authority in the Nazi regime. He was entrusted with the killing of handicapped children and adults - the so-called ‘Euthanasia' Program - and played a part in illegal medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. What drove a rational, highly cultured, idealistic and talented young medic to become responsible for mass murder and criminal human experimentation on a previously unimaginable scale? This riveting biography explores in detail the level of culpability of one of the most intriguing of the Nuremberg Nazis.
Mark my words!: a personal history by
Call Number: WZ80.5 J3 H356m 2003
Publication Date: 2004
A memoir written by the Chairman of the New York Medical College Board of Trustees, Mark Hasten.
Medicine after the Holocaust: from the master race to the human genome and beyond by
Call Number: WZ70 GG4 M4897 2010
Publication Date: 2009-12-15
In an effort to create the Master Race, Nazi physicians and bioscientists, using American legislative models, money, and moral support, sterilized 400,000 and euthanized 200,000 German citizens while developing the gas chambers and crematoria used to murder 6,000,000 Jews. 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. This groundbreaking work questions whether, since the best physicians of the early twentieth century could abandon their patients, the best physicians of the twenty-first century can be certain that they will not do the same.
Medicine and medical ethics in Nazi Germany: origins, practices, legacies by
Call Number: WZ70 GG4 M4896 2002
Publication Date: 2002
The participation of German physicians in medical experiments on innocent people and mass murder is one of the most disturbing aspects of the Nazi era and the Holocaust. Six distinguished historians working in this field address the critical issues raised by these murderous experiments, such as the place of the Holocaust in the larger context of eugenic and racial research, the motivation and roles of the German medical establishment, and the impact and legacy of the eugenics movements and Nazi medical practice on physicians and medicine since World War II.
Medicine and Nazism by
Call Number: WZ70 GG4 N133 2009
Publication Date: 2010
This introductory book deals with the bonds created between German physicians and the Nazi biomedical vision based upon racial and eugenic conceptions.
Mengele: the complete story by
Call Number: DD247 M46 P855m 1986
Publication Date: 1986
Based on exclusive and unrestricted access to more than 5,000 pages of personal writings and family photos, this definitive biography of German physician and SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer Josef Mengele (1911-1979) probes the personality and motivations of Auschwitz's "Angel of Death."
Murderous medicine: Nazi doctors, human experimentation, and typhus by
Call Number: WC605 B348m 2005
Publication Date: 2005
More than 1.5 million concentration camp prisoners died of typhus, a preventable disease. Despite advances in public health measures to control and prevent typhus outbreaks, German doctors, fuelled by their racist ideology and their medieval approach to the disease, would use the disease as a form of biological warfare against Jews, Slavs, and gypsies.
Murderous science : elimination by scientific selection of Jews, Gypsies, and others, Germany 1933-1945 by
Call Number: D804.3 M958m 1988
Publication Date: 1988
The Human Genome Project has associated many mutant genes with physical ailments and the genetic basis of certain behavioral characteristics is being seriously discussed. In the 1920s and 1930s, advocates for eugenics claimed that genes influenced human behavior, but with no valid evidence. In Germany the Nazis adopted their ideas to justify violent anti-semitism. In this new, expanded edition of the English translation of his compelling book Tödliche Wissenschaft,the distinguished German geneticist Benno Müller-Hill documents the long-suppressed collusion of eugenics and racist politics which resulted in the mass murder of millions.
The Nazi doctors and the Nuremberg Code: human rights in human experimentation by
Call Number: W20.5 N335 1992
Publication Date: 1995
The atrocities committed by Nazi physicians and researchers during World War II prompted the development of the Nuremberg Code to define the ethics of modern medical experimentation utilizing human subjects. Since its enunciation, the Code has been viewed as one of the cornerstones of modern bioethical thought. The sources and ramifications of this important document are thoroughly discussed in this book by a distinguished roster of contemporary professionals from the fields of history, philosophy, medicine, and law. Contributors also include the chief prosecutor of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal and a moving account by a survivor of the Mengele Twin Experiments.
The Nazi doctors: medical killing and the psychology of genocide by
Call Number: WZ70 GG4 L767n 1986
Publication Date: 1986
"This is not only one of the most important works on medical ethics yet written. It also breaks through the frontiers of historiography to provide a convincing psychological interpretation of the Third Reich and the crimes of National Socialism. No one will be able, in my view, to write perceptively about those times in the future without referring to this interpretation."--Neal Ascherson, "New York Review of Books"
Nazi medicine and the Nuremberg Trials: from medical war crimes to informed consent by
Call Number: W20.55 H9 W423n 2004
Publication Date: 2006
This book offers a radically new and definitive reappraisal of Allied responses to Nazi human experiments and the origins of informed consent. It places the victims and Allied Medical Intelligence officers at centre stage, while providing a full reconstruction of policies on war crimes and trials related to Nazi medical atrocities and genocide. The analysis of the Medical Trial considers the prosecution, defense, judges and observers to present a rounded picture of the court and its context, and the aftermath in terms of Cold War politics, compensation and research ethics.
Nazi medicine: doctors, victims, and medicine in Auschwitz by
Publication Date: 1986
The Nuremberg Medical Trial: the Holocaust and the origin of the Nuremberg Medical Code by
Call Number: W20.55 H9 F893n 2004
Publication Date: 2004
Following World War II, the American Military Tribunal indicted twenty-three Nazi doctors and administrators for performing agonizing and often fatal experiments on helpless concentration camp inmates. Using primarily court records, this book attempts to answer the following salient questions: What sort of medical experiments did the Nazi doctors perform? Who were their victims, and what was their fate? What, if any, were the medical results? What legal charges were brought against the doctors, and what was their defense? Who were the witnesses? Did the defendants try to reconcile their brutal acts with the Hippocratic Code never to do harm, or were they devoid of any medical ethics?
The Oxford handbook of the history of eugenics by
Call Number: HQ751 O98 2010
Publication Date: 2012
Winner of the Cantemir Prize of the Berendel Foundation Eugenic thought and practice swept the world from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century in a remarkable transnational phenomenon. Eugenics informed social and scientific policy across the political spectrum, from liberal welfare measures in emerging social-democratic states to feminist ambitions for birth control, from public health campaigns to totalitarian dreams of the "perfectibility of man."