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Do No Harm? Medicine and Ethics on the Anniversary of the Nazi Doctors’ Trial

Do No Harm? Medicine and Ethics on the Anniversary of the Nazi Doctors’ Trial
When Feb 22, 2006
from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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obby Talks offer a forum for civic dialogue and create a meeting place for university and community expertise and experiences to be shared in vibrant and meaningful ways. Leaders and experts across disciplines are invited to engage in open public discourse and partner with colleges and departments on campus to extend research and service beyond the walls of the university. The Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture program and Penn State Public Broadcasting will bring to this forum two important conversations in February 2006.

Do No Harm? Medicine and Ethics on the Anniversary of the Nazi Doctors’ Trial

This year represents the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the so-called Nazi Doctors' Trial. The trial is renowned not only for prosecuting twenty-three leading German physicians and administrators for their participation in war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War II, but also for establishing the so-called "Nuremberg Code" of permissible medical experiments.

The lobby talk will bring together scholars from the humanities to discuss the broad ethical legacy of that trial as well as the crimes it adjudicated. Topics for discussion will include the ethics of informed consent in medical treatment and human experimentation, the values placed on life, death, health, and disability, and the role of race in medicine.

To view this Lobby Talk, please go to: http://wpsu.org/tv/episodes/lobbytalkDo No Harm? Medicine and Ethics on the Anniversary of the Nazi Doctors’ Trial