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German Medical Group: Apology for Nazi Physicians’ Actions, Warning for Future

Edward H. Livingston, MD
JAMA. 2012;308(7):657-658. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.9649.
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This month marks the anniversary of the conclusion of a 140-day trial that gripped the world 65 years ago, the Doctors Trial in Nuremberg, Germany. On trial were 20 physicians and 3 nonphysician Nazi officials who were charged with organizing and participating in war crimes and crimes against humanity, including medical experiments and procedures conducted on concentration camp prisoners and others without their consent. Of the 20 physicians on trial, 16 were found guilty, 4 of whom were executed for their crimes.

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At the Doctors Trial in Nuremberg, Germany, which ended 65 years ago, 20 physicians and 3 nonphysician Nazi officials were charged with involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity, including medical experiments conducted on prisoners and others without consent and sterilizing or “euthanizing” those the Nazis deemed “genetically inferior.”

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