The Nazi Doctors and Nuremberg: Some Moral Lessons Revisited

  title={The Nazi Doctors and Nuremberg: Some Moral Lessons Revisited},
  author={E. Pellegrino},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • E. Pellegrino
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Exactly 50 years ago, the world learned of the moral depravity of the 20 Nazi physicians who were tried and convicted in Nuremberg for the part they played in the brutal human experiments at Auschwitz [1-4]. Ethicists have since expounded on the moral lessons to be learned from the Nuremberg Trials. So obvious these moral lessons seem now, and so gross the malfeasance, that it seems redundant to revisit them. Certainly we do not need to study such gross moral pathology that could never happen… CONTINUE READING
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