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Justice at Nuremberg
traces the history of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial held in 1946-47, as seen through the eyes of the Austrian bliogémigrbliogé psychiatrist Leo Alexander. His investigations helped the United States to prosecute twenty German doctors and three administrators for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The legacy of Nuremberg was profound. In the Nuremberg code--a landmark in the history of modern medical ethics--the judges laid down, for the first time, international guidelines for permissible experiments on humans. One of those who helped to formulate the code was Alexander. Justice at Nuremberg
provides a detailed insight into the origins of human rights in medical science and into the changing role of international law, ethics and politics.
This book traces the history of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial of 1946-47, through the eyes of the Austrian emigre psychiatrist Leo Alexander, whose investigations helped the US prosecution. Schmidt provides a detailed insight into the origins of human rights in medical science and into the changing role of international law, ethics and politics."
About the Author
is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Kent, Canterbury.
Table of Contents
Prologue * The Austrian Jew * The bliogÉmigrbliogé * The War Crimes Investigator * The Road to Nuremberg * Constructing the Doctors' Trial * The Nuremberg Code * Post-war Medical Ethics * Bibliography * Index