Physicians and torture: lessons from the Nazi doctors

  title={Physicians and torture: lessons from the Nazi doctors},
  author={Michael A. Grodin and George J. Annas},
  journal={International Review of the Red Cross},
  pages={635 - 654}
  • M. Grodin, G. Annas
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Political Science
  • International Review of the Red Cross
Abstract How is it possible? What are the personal, professional and political contexts that allow physicians to use their skills to torture and kill rather than heal? What are the psychological characteristics and the social, cultural and political factors that predispose physicians to participate in human rights abuses? What can be done to recognize at-risk situations and attempt to provide corrective or preventive strategies? This article examines case studies from Nazi Germany in an attempt… 
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