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The anatomy of murder : ethical transgressions and anatomical science during the Third Reich / Sabine Hildebrandt.

Hildebrandt, Sabine
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"This volume explores how the study of anatomy was conducted during the governance of the Third Reich, from the Third Reich's involvement with university anatomy departments to how the Third Reich implemented protocols for anatomists"--


New York : Berghahn, 2016.

Physical description

xvi, 374 pages : black and white illustrations, charts ; 24 cm


Introduction -- History of research on medicine and anatomy in National Socialism -- Anatomy and related sciences before 1933 -- The interaction between the NS state and anatomists -- The NS state and the Anatomische Gesellschaft -- Anatomists who became victims of NS policies -- Anatomists working in NS Germany -- NS victims and the use of their bodies for anatomical purposes -- The science of anatomy in NS Germany -- After the war -- Developments in professional ethics in anatomy -- Anatomy : on the edge of culture.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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