Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust

Editors: Rubenfeld, Sheldon, Benedict, Susan (Eds.)

  • Presents relatively unknown aspects of human subjects research during the Third Reich
  • Reveals surprising relationships between German and American human subjects research
  • Dispels myths about Nazi human subjects research
  • Compels introspection and self-examination by today's medical and research practitioners
  • Addresses contemporary bioethical issues affecting vulnerable populations 
  • Brings together experts in the history of medicine during the Third Reich and thoughtful new voices
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“An engaging, compelling and disturbing confrontation with evil …a book that will be transformative in its call for individual and collective moral responsibility." – Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor and Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust, Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University

Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust challenges you to confront the misguided medical ethics of the Third Reich personally, and to apply the lessons learned to contemporary human subjects research. While it is comforting to believe that Nazi physicians, nurses, and bioscientists were either incompetent, mad, or few in number, they were, in fact, the best in the world at the time, and the vast majority participated in the government program of “applied biology.” They were not coerced to behave as they did—they enthusiastically exploited widely accepted eugenic theories to design horrendous medical experiments, gas chambers and euthanasia programs, which ultimately led to mass murder in the concentration camps. Americans provided financial support for their research, modeled their medical education and research after the Germans, and continued to perform unethical human subjects research even after the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial. The German Medical Association apologized in 2012 for the behavior of its physicians during the Third Reich. By examining the medical crimes of human subjects researchers during the Third Reich, you will naturally examine your own behavior and that of your colleagues, and perhaps ask yourself "If the best physicians and bioscientists of the early 20th century could do evil while believing they were doing good, can I be certain that I will never do the same?"

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“The book makes many valuable and previously little-known contributions to the understanding of relationships between medicine and research during the Nazi period and ethical implications for today. Summing Up: Recommended. Bioethics collections serving upper-division undergraduates and above.” (M. D. Lagerwey, Choice, Vol. 52 (7), March, 2015)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction: How Did It Go So Wrong?

    Rubenfeld, Sheldon

    Pages 1-20

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  • Twin Experiments at Auschwitz: A First-Person Account

    Kor, Eva Mozes

    Pages 21-30

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  • Eugenics and Racial Hygiene: Applied Research Strategies before, during, and after National Socialism

    Schmuhl, Hans-Walter

    Pages 31-38

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  • Medical Ethics and Medical Research on Human Beings in National Socialism

    Bruns, Florian

    Pages 39-50

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  • Sulfonamide Experiments on Prisoners in Nazi Concentration Camps: Coherent Scientific Rationality Combined with Complete Disregard of Humanity

    Roelcke, Volker

    Pages 51-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Subjects Research after the Holocaust
Editors
  • Sheldon Rubenfeld
  • Susan Benedict
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05702-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05702-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05701-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34322-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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