Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide

by Robert Jay Lifton
     
 

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A brilliant analysis and history of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide.

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A brilliant analysis and history of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
The renowned psychiatrist's most powerful and important book-a brilliant analysis and history of the crucial role that German doctors played in Nazi genocide. In a new introduction, Lifton considers the medicalized killing of more recent mass murders and how ordinary people become socialized to genocide.
Robert Coles
A powerful reminder not only of what happened, but of the monumental evil done by particular human beings who were trained to heal and cure.
—The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465049059
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/1988
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
241,971
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.08(h) x 1.48(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

Francine du Plessix Gray
A monumental achievement; an awesome account of the ultimate transgression of the Hippocratic Oath; a formidable contribution to Holocaust Studies.
Raul Hilberg
Must reading....The book as a whole stands without competition in the English language.

Meet the Author

Robert Jay Lifton is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is also director of the Center on Violence and Human Survival. Dr. Lifton is the author of many books, including The Nazi Doctors and Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, which won the National Book Award.

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