The Documentation of Nazi Medicine by German Medical Sociologists: A Review Article
Maretzki, Thomas W.
Unschuld, Paul U.
Social Science and Medicine. 1989; 29(12): 1319-1332.
Research by medical sociologists, historians, and representatives of other disciplines, in Hamburg, West Germany, is reviewed as an example of ongoing detailed exploration of health and social policies under the Nazis which resulted in devastating human consequences, and of a continuing impact on present official policies and actions. An almost total silence by organized West German medicine about its role during the National Socialist regime, and the failure of many administrators, university researchers, and a large segment of the general public since then to deal with the past and its consequences conscientiously were turned into a focal charge during a congress on health held in Berlin in 1980 under the auspices of politically and socially concerned professional individuals. The resulting documentation of the facts and their publication in a series of books and articles is a part of the effort to allow Germans to face their past, and to relate it....
Administrators; Attitudes; Behavior Control; Discrimination; Eugenics; Euthanasia; Females; Fraud; Health; Historical Aspects; Human Experimentation; Involuntary Sterilization; Investigators; Jews; Males; Medicine; Misconduct; National Socialism; Organizational Policies; Organizations; Physicians; Prisoners; Professional Organizations; Psychiatry; Public Policy; Research; Research Institutes; Researchers; Review; Scientific Misconduct; Social Discrimination; Social Dominance; Social Sciences; Socialism; Sociology; Sociology of Medicine; Sterilization; Universities; War;
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