Medicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond by S. RubenfeldMedicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond by S. Rubenfeld

Medicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond

byS. Rubenfeld

Paperback | February 12, 2010

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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.
DR SHELDON RUBENFELD is a Clinical Professor of General Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, USA and a Fellow in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.
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Title:Medicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:233 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.53 inPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230621929

ISBN - 13:9780230621923

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Table of Contents

Foreword; F.S.Collins Introduction; S.Rubenfeld PART I: EUGENICS, EUTHANASIA, EXTERMINATION When Evil Was Good and Good Evil: Remembrance of Nuremberg; E.D.Pellegrino Medicine During the Nazi Period: Historical Facts, and Some Implications for Teaching Medical Ethics and Professionalism; V.Roelcke Academic Medicine During the Nazi Period: The Implications for Creating Awareness of Professional Responsibility Today; W.Seidelman From Long Island to Auschwitz; E.Black Misconceptions of "Race" as a Biological Category: Then and Now; T.M.Duello Mad, Bad, or Evil: How Physician Healers Turn to Torture and Murder; M.A.Grodin Genetic Diversity Has Prevailed, Not The Master Race; F.Murad PART II: MEDICINE AFTER THE HOLOCAUST Genetics and Eugenics: A Personal Odyssey; J.D.Watson The Stain of Silence: Nazi ethics and Bioethics; A.L.Caplan The Legacy of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial to American Bioethics and Human Rights; G.J.Annas A More Perfect Human: The Promise and Peril of Modern Science; L.R.Kass What Does 'Medicine After The Holocaust' Have To Do With Aid in Dying?; K.L.Tucker Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Ever Permissible?; W.J.Smith Cinematic Perspectives on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; G.O.Gabbard Science, Medicine and Religion in and after the Holocaust; J.M.Haas Why Science and Religion Need to Cooperate to Prevent a Recurrence of the Holocaust; I.Greenberg The Status of the Relationship Between the Citizen and the Government; W.Connerly From Nuremberg to the Human Genome: The Rights of Participants in Human Research; H.T.Greely Medical Professionalism: Lessons from the Holocaust; J.J.Cohen Assessing Risk in Patient Care; G.P.Noon Jewish Medical Ethics and Risky Treatments; A.Steinberg Afterword; M.E.DeBakey

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"Thought-provoking, even in areas well-trod in recent scholarship. Recommended." - CHOICE"A timely and important tribute to all the human guinea pigs, and a stirring lesson to the conscience of the world to neveruse a person in experiments without informed consent." - Eva Mozes Kor, Survivor of the deadly experiments of Josef Mengele, the "Angel of Death""Medicine After The Holocaust is a book brimming with wisdom. It stretches your mind - with an infinite array of tangible examples and superbly reasoned arguments - as it stretches your heart. Whether you are a physician or not, you read this book and you want to be a better person." - Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, Author of Jewish Literacy and A Code of Jewish Ethics: two volumes, You Shall Be Holy and Love Your Neighbor as Yourself"This book offers important insights into the enduring question: how were doctors and medical personnel who were trained to heal and save lives able to become such an integral part of the murder process in Nazi Germany.Theprominent physicians and scientistswho contributed to this bookforce us to once againtograpple with difficult issues. Both those from the healing arts and those from outside of them will find themselves challenged by these essays." - Deborah E. Lipstadt, Ph.D., Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies, EmoryUniversity"This is a stunning book. Quietly, it sets forth alarming accounts, and makes a steadily building argument. It brings a kind of awakening." - Michael Novak, internationally knowntheologian, author, and winner of the Templeton Prize in 1994