When Medicine Went Mad: Bioethics and the Holocaust

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Humana Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 359 pages
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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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This was a bit different than what I was expecting, but was still good. I liked that the book included essays written by Holocaust survivors and their opinions, especially Eva Kor, who has been a very ... Read full review

When medicine went mad: bioethics and the Holocaust

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Despite its fiery and garish title, When Medicine Went Mad is a sober and scholarly analysis of the Nazi physicians who--in the name of science--carried out unspeakable atrocities upon countless ... Read full review

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Arthur L. Caplan is a renowned bioethicist and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The American Journal of Bioethics, Addiction, and Lancet.

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