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Medicine after the Holocaust: From the Master Race to the Human Genome and Beyond
In an effort to create the Master Race, Nazi physicians and bioscientists, using American legislative models, money, and moral support, sterilized 400,000 and euthanized 200,000 German citizens while developing the gas chambers and crematoria used to murder 6,000,000 Jews. Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocrat ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
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An at least interesting and occasionally informative first half swiftly descended into polemic, as a variety of contributors (mis)used the Holocaust to justify their point of view on a particular issue. Usually, the actual issues explored had only tertiary relation to the Holocaust in the first place. Even when discussions touched on the Holocaust, many contributors clearly had little knowledge of the Holocaust in general or scholarly theories about issues like perpetrator/perpetrator doctor mot ...more