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

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

by Arthur L. Caplan
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Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

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

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.

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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

Testimonies.- Nazi Experiments as Viewed by a Survivor of Mengele’s Experiments.- A Profile of Nazi Medicine: The Nazi Doctor His Methods and Goals.- The Meaning of the Holocaust for Bioethics.- Medicine, Bioethics, and Nazism.- Nazi Biomedical Policies.- Eugenics: The Science and Religion of the Nazis.- How Did Medicine Go So Wrong?.- The Use of Information from Nazi “Experiments” The Case of Hypothermia.- Scientific Inquiry and Ethics: The Dachau Data.- Nazi Science: Comments on the Validation of the Dachau Human Hypothermia Experiments.- The Dachau Hypothermia Study:An Ethical and Scientific Commentary.- Moral Analysis and the Use of Nazi Experimental Results.- Can Scientists Use Information Derived from the Concentration Camps? Ancient Answers to New Questions.- Medical Killing and Euthanasia: Then and Now.- Which Way Down the Slippery Slope? Nazi Medical Killing and Euthanasia Today.- The Contemporary Euthanasia Movement and the Nazi Euthanasia Program: Are There Meaningful Similarities?.- The Way They Were, The Way We Are.- The Abuse of Medicine and the Legacy of the Holocaust.- Abuse of Human Beings for the Sake of Science.- “Medspeak” for Murder: The Nazi Experience and the Culture of Medicine.- Twin Research at Auschwitz-Birkenau: Implications for the Use of Nazi Data Today.- The Human Genome Project in Perspective: Confronting Our Past To Protect Our Future.- Notes and References.

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