Psychiatry and political–institutional abuse from the historical perspective: The ethical lessons of the Nuremberg Trial on their 60th anniversary

@article{LpezMuoz2007PsychiatryAP,
  title={Psychiatry and political–institutional abuse from the historical perspective: The ethical lessons of the Nuremberg Trial on their 60th anniversary},
  author={F. L{\'o}pez-Mu{\~n}oz and C. {\'A}lamo and M. Dudley and G. Rubio and A. Okasha},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={791-806}
}
  • F. López-Muñoz, C. Álamo, +2 authors A. Okasha
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
  • Sixty years ago at the Nuremberg Trials, 23 Nazi leaders were tried as war criminals, in what was known as "The Doctors' Trial". This trial exposed a perverse system of the criminal use of medicine in the fields of public health and human research. These practices, in which racial hygiene constituted one of the fundamental principles and euthanasia programmes were the most obvious consequence, violated the majority of known bioethical principles. Psychiatry played a central role in these… CONTINUE READING
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