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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Adolf Hitler spoke of Germany as a body with himself as the doctor, ... He wanted to make Germany 'healthy' by eliminating diseased, unhealthy parts of the body. Early on, this meant killing the disabled. But because the Nazis also believed that Jews possessed 'bad' genes, they, too, came to be portrayed by public health 'experts' and 'scientists' as a threat to racial purity and a healthy nation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We want to understand why healers became killers and use our understanding as a guide for medicine today, ... Even though the horrors of the Holocaust seem to be so long ago, we can never forget this history because it continues to affect medical ethics today. For example, one reason doctors today are so concerned about racial and ethnic health disparities is because our codes of ethics demand that we treat every person equally, without regard to race or ethnic background. This ethical obligation is a direct outgrowth of the horrors of Nazi medicine.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today - from genetic testing and stem cell research to the humane treatment of prisoners of war - are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust. Physicians need to explore these issues without getting caught up in political agendas or the results can be something we never intended and cause great harm.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Adolf Hitler spoke of Germany as a body with himself as the doctor. He wanted to make Germany 'healthy' by eliminating diseased, unhealthy parts of the body. Early on, this meant killing the disabled. But because the Nazis also believed that Jews possessed 'bad' genes, they, too, came to be portrayed by public health 'experts' and 'scientists' as a threat to racial purity and a healthy nation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We want to understand why healers became killers and use our understanding
as a guide for medicine today, ... Even though the horrors
of the Holocaust seem to be so long ago, we can never forget this history because
it continues to affect medical ethics today. For example, one reason doctors
today are so concerned about racial and ethnic health disparities is because
our codes of ethics demand that we treat every person equally, without regard
to race or ethnic background. This ethical obligation is a direct outgrowth
of the horrors of Nazi medicine.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Many of these Skills for Life qualifications are at level 2 and many of them are being gained by 16- to 18-year-olds in college.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“During the 1930s, the German medical establishment was admired as a world leader in innovative public health and medical research,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[The presentations will focus on the role Nazi medical practices played in the development of medical ethics and the lessons today's physicians have learned from the period leading up to the Holocaust. The series is jointly funded by the AMA Institute for Ethics, the AMA Foundation, the Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and host institutions. The series will visit medical schools and selected universities across the country over the next year.] Many of the most important issues in medical ethics today - from genetic testing and stem cell research to the humane treatment of prisoners of war - are directly affected by the experiences of medicine leading up to and during the Holocaust, ... Physicians need to explore these issues without getting caught up in political agendas or the results can be something we never intended and cause great harm.”

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