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When Medicine Went Mad
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 ...more
Hardcover, 359 pages
Published July 17th 1992 by Humana Press
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This is an intensive examination of the ethical issues raised by the Nazi experiments. Among the questions explored: (1) Why did physicians abandon their oath to “do no harm” and carry out the depraved Nazi programs? (2) Should the data from the Nazi experiments be referenced in scientific literature or used for any scientific purpose? (3) Does the mere discussion of ethics with respect to the Nazi experiments confer legitimacy on the experiments? Caplan presents a range of cogent views in the ...more