When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust / Edition 1

When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust / Edition 1

by Arthur L. Caplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0896032353

ISBN-13: 9780896032354

Pub. Date: 07/17/1992

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

In When Medicine Went Mad, one of the nation's leading bioethicists-and an extraordinary panel of experts and concentration camp survivors-examine problems first raised by Nazi medical experimentation that remain difficult and relevant even today. The importance of these issues to contemporary bioethical disputes-particularly in the thorny areas of medical genetics,…  See more details below

Overview

In When Medicine Went Mad, one of the nation's leading bioethicists-and an extraordinary panel of experts and concentration camp survivors-examine problems first raised by Nazi medical experimentation that remain difficult and relevant even today. The importance of these issues to contemporary bioethical disputes-particularly in the thorny areas of medical genetics, human experimentation, and euthanasia-are explored in detail and with sensitivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896032354
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
07/17/1992
Series:
Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics and Society Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Testimonies
Nazi Experiments as Viewed by a Survivor of Mengele's Experiments3
A Profile of Nazi Medicine: The Nazi Doctor--His Methods and goals9
The Meaning of the Holocaust for Bioethics15
Medicine, Bioethics, and Nazism
Nazi Biomedical Policies23
Eugenics: The Science and Religion of the Nazis43
How Did Medicine Go So Wrong?53
The Use of Information from Nazi "Experiments": the Case of Hypothermia
Scientific Inquiry and Ethics: The Dachau Data95
Nazi Science: Comments on the Validation of the Dachau Human Hypothermia Experiments109
The Dachau Hypothermia Study: An Ethical and Scientific Commentary135
Moral Analysis and the Use of Nazi Experimental Results141
Can Scientists Use Information Derived from the Concentration Camps? Ancient Answers to New Questions155
Medical Killing and Euthanasia: Then and Now
Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today173
The Contemporary Euthanasia Movement and the Nazi Euthanasia Program: Are There Meaningful Similarities?201
The Way They Were, The Way We Are211
The Abuse of Medicine and the Legacy of the Holocaust
Abuse of Human Beings for the Sake of Science233
"Medspeak" for Murder: The Nazi Experience and the Culture of Medicine271
Twin Research at Auschwitz-Birkenau: Implications for the Use of Nazi Data Today281
The Human Genome Project in Perspective: Confronting Our Past To Protect Our Future301
Bibliography321
Notes and References331
Index355

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