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Author Weindling, Paul.

Title Nazi medicine and the Nuremberg Trials : from medical war crimes to informed consent / by Paul Julian Weindling
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004


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Description xii, 482 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The rabbits protest -- 2. Allied experiments -- 3. Criminal research -- 4. Exploitation -- 5. Aviation atrocities -- 6. From the international tribunal to zonal trials -- 7. Pseudo-science and psychopaths -- 8. The Nuremberg vortex -- 9. Internationalism and interrogations -- 10. Science in Behemoth : the human experiments -- 11. The medical delegation -- 12. A eugenics trial? -- 13. Euthanasia -- 14. Experiments and ethics -- 15. Formulating the code -- 16. Cold War medicine -- 17. A fragile legacy
Summary "This book offers a new and definitive reappraisal of Allied responses to Nazi human experiments and the origins of informed consent. It tells the story of Nazi and Allied human experiments, and how war crimes investigators were diverted from the mission to uncover weapons of mass destruction to respond instead to the wartime German experiments. From outlining policies on war crimes and trials in relation to Nazi medical atrocities, the book goes on to analyse the Medical Trial, considering the prosecution, defence, judges and observers to present a rounded picture of the court and its context. With the central premiss that the trial was in fact a 'genocide trial', the author explores the far-reaching effects of its aftermath in terms of Cold War politics, compensation and research ethics."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-460) and index
Subject Nuremberg Medical Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1947.
Human experimentation in medicine -- Law and legislation -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation -- history.
Nontherapeutic Human Experimentation -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Ethics, Medical -- history.
Eugenics -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Informed Consent -- history.
War Crimes -- legislation & jurisprudence.
LC no. 2004049123
ISBN 140393911X hardcover