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The Nazi Doctors Trial and the International Prohibition on Medical Involvement in Torture

Lippman, Matthew

1993


Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review

Abstract

First, this article summarizes Hitler's racial ideology and describes the nature and role of the medical profession in Nazi Germany. Second, the article outlines the involvement of German doctors in medical experimentation during World War II. Third, it examines the decision of the US war crimes tribunal int he Doctors Trial. Finally, this article discusses the contemporary international legal instruments designed to prohibit professional medical involvement in torture.

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