The role of psychopharmacology in the medical abuses of the Third Reich: From euthanasia programmes to human experimentation

  title={The role of psychopharmacology in the medical abuses of the Third Reich: From euthanasia programmes to human experimentation},
  author={F. L{\'o}pez-Mu{\~n}oz and C. {\'A}lamo and P. Garc{\'i}a-Garc{\'i}a and Juan D. Molina and G. Rubio},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  • F. López-Muñoz, C. Álamo, +2 authors G. Rubio
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Brain Research Bulletin
  • German psychiatry and pharmacology both enjoyed an extraordinary international reputation prior to the promulgation of the Third Reich. However, with the triumph of eugenic ideas and the imposition of a "racial hygiene" policy by the Nazi regime, various organs of the German health system saw themselves involved in a perverse system of social control, in which the illicit use of psychopharmacological tools became customary. In the present work, we review, from the historical perspective, the… CONTINUE READING
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