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Published: 26 May 2020

784 Pages


ISBN: 9780198728634

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Brain Science under the Swastika

Ethical Violations, Resistance, and Victimization of Neuroscientists in Nazi Europe

Lawrence A. Zeidman

  • Draws connections between neuroscience, patient sterilization and murder, the Holocaust, and neurological experiments and research, so that readers will be able to see the central role of neuroscience under the Nazis in a never-before presented fashion; connections and networks between killers and scientists will be illustrated
  • The first comprehensive and up-to-date summary of unethical brain research conducted during and after the Nazi era in Germany and Austria This book can serve as a consolidated reference and summary of the neuroscientific research from the Nazi era, and recent critical works regarding neuroscience in that period. No similar works have been published since the 1990s
  • Archival evidence of neuroscientist participation in Nazi activities or resistance against them, along with neuroscientist persecution under the Nazis, most of which has never been published before. Readers and scholars will benefit from the authors' collected and summarized documentation from archives and universities throughout Europe, North America, and beyond

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