Mengele medicus: Medicine's Nazi heritage

W. E. Seidelman

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Nazi medicine is commonly considered to be an aberration that began and ended with the horrors of the Hitler regime. But its beginnings were more gradual and its legacy more pernicious. Data derived from research conducted on unknowing and unwitting subjects in death camps continue to be cited in authorative contemporary medical literature. Nazi medicine has become a part of the professional genotype of modern medicine. This continuing influence of Nazi medicine raises profound questions for the epistemology and morality of medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-610
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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