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50 years ago: the Nuremberg Doctors' Tribunal. Part 4: Nazi medicine's relevance today.
Department of Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, United Kingdom. [email protected]
The final part of this series attempts to evaluate the relevance of Nazi medicine for doctors today. Euthanasia, informed consent, the conflict of interests of the individual versus those of society and racism were as prominent themes of Nazi medicine as they are today. It would be foolish not to learn from experiences of the past. Nazi medicine can therefore never be an irrelevant subject of the days gone by.