Physicians were not pawns of the Nazi regime; they legitimized mass murder. In contradiction to the myth perpetuated by both the German and American medical establishments;  the vast majority of physicians and biological scientists lent their support to Racial Hygiene laws. They provided the “scientific” ideological justification for exterminating carriers of “hereditary defects” and genetically…

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A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbrück, edited by Irith Dublon Knebel, 2010 Harmut Hanauske-Abel. Not a Slippery Slope or Sudden Subversion: German Medicine and National Socialism in 1933, BMJ, 1996 Yehuda G. Adam. Justice in Nuremberg: The Doctors’ Trial – 60 Years Later A Reminder, Israeli Medical Association Journal, 2007 Betty Adelson.…

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