According to Gina Kolata author of “What Nuremberg Code?”, “American judges heard testimony about Nazi doctors performing horrendous medical experiments on whomever they pleased” and “To insure this would never happen again, the Nuremberg code was written”(Kolata). In the two quotes, it claims that the Nuremberg code was written to get full permission and consent from the human subject being tested. The quotes connect to the idea that the experiments were inhumane and the Nazi doctors abused their use of the method of advancing medical and health knowledge by performing several crimes against humanity that ultimately led them to face the consequences of their actions. Because of the nasty and terrible experiments conducted the Nuremberg code was established and the experiments and the Nazi doctors were put to
“Dulce Et Decorum Est” shows that no man can say that someone should die in a war for their country unless they have been through war and seen what it does to people. The poem “Dulce et Decorum Est” illustrates step one of the apocalypse archetypes, that the world is becoming corrupt. Wilfred Owen, the author of the poem, was trying to tell people that the humans new technologies were destroying each other. When the narrator shot the gas shell, “Gas! Gas!
Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
Thousands of prisoners died on the forced "death march" as a result of the freezing weather, weak health and starvation. Around 3,000 sick prisoners who had been left behind in the camp, among them doctors and medical assistants, were liberated by Soviet and Polish troops on 22nd and 23rd April 1945. (Sachsenhausen memorial and museum site) 3.3 Soviet Special Camp
The SS played a big role in trying to remove every single Jew from Europe. Nazi Propaganda was a way to try to force people to think about a certain way and to spread the ideals of National Socialism. National Socialism included racism, antisemitism, and anti Bolshevism. When Hitler came into power, he aimed to ensure that the Nazi message was communicated successfully through art, music, theater, films, books, radio, educational materials, and the press. Euthanasia is the practice of ending life to relieve pain and suffering.
“Medicine, Malice and Monopoly”- this is what the documentary Fire In The Blood by Dylan Mohan Gray talks about. The film was shot across four continents and focuses on the destruction and mass killing that was caused by intentional obstruction caused by Antiretroviral Drugs or the ARVs used for the treatment of HIV from reaching the common people. This monopoly of the Western Pharmaceutical companies was empowered by the patent monopolies and the government doing their bidding. This movie covers the views of the former US president Bill Clinton, intellectual property activist James Love, global health reporter Donald McNeil, HIV treatment activist Zackie Achmat, pioneering generic drugmaker Yusuf Hamied, former Pfizer executive Peter Rost and many more people. The movie is very much impactful as it exposes the reality of the Western Pharmaceutical companies of how they use the patent law to keep the profit exceptionally high at the expense of people’s lives.
“By the end of 1938, the regime was receiving requests from the families of newborn or very young children with severe deformities and brain damage for the grant of a “mercy killing”(“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”). Why were parents asking the Nazis to kill their own children? As a result, disabled Germans were subjected to starvation, sterilization, and ultimately mass murder based on the Nazi 's propaganda campaign and their belief that these individuals were inferior. The Nazi’s main goal of the Holocaust was to create a master race. In school curriculums and propaganda, they promoted the idea that the disabled German’s diseases were dangerous to future generations and therefore needed to be sterilized and murdered in order to create
People sent to Auschwitz were used as forced laborers for the war and other jobs. Others were sent to Auschwitz for barbaric medical experiments. Many of those experiments were done on twins, dwarfs, and infants. “Between late April and early July 1944, approximately 440,000 Hungarian Jews were deported, around 426,000
An Open Letter to the “Angel of Death,” Dr. Josef Mengele In 1949, you were able to flee from Europe and live for 30 years in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (Paradowski, 2013). You were provided this freedom despite being responsible for the deaths of thousands as a result of your horrible human experimentation. You were the evilest Nazi doctor in the entirety of the regime—how could you act with kindness towards children through providing them sweets and proceed to inject chemicals directly into their eyes and/or infect their identical twin with typhoid to see the difference between a healthy twin and a sick twin? In regards to your scientific method, you completely negated the principle of the twins needing to be identical and even used fraternal twins and siblings as test subjects (Grodin et al. 8).
That was over 40% of the world 's Jewish population. Over 5 million of the 6 million Jews were killed in gas tanks at the camps. (Holocaust) The Holocaust prisoners were starved and if they didn’t die of starvation, they were taken to the camps. Prisoners were taken to the camps with 100 people in 1 cattle car. (Vali 112) The Holocaust took place in different parts of Germany.
In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot presents study cases, such as the study of vaccines and the polio vaccine to prove that HeLa cells have benefitted science for the greater good. The benefits of HeLa cells are shown when the Polio and HPV vaccine is talked about. The polio vaccine benefitted the human race by saving lives and impacted science by progressing further studies. Further studies included the HPV vaccine which gave scientists a vast knowledge on how cancer forms and how it is inserts insert into DNA. It is later proven that the study of Virology is the cause of scientists advanced experimentation with cancer and expanded their boarders with the topic.
(2007).Who guidelines on tularemia. Reservoirs in the environment. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/tularemia/resources/whotularemiamanual.pdf Biological agents such as Anthrax, Plague and Tularemia may be found growing wild in nature. Bulk samples of disease agent’s bacteria could be collected and grown in a sophisticated terrorist laboratory to be manufactured by chemists with the knowledgeable backgrounds necessary to effectively weaponize the samples in aerosol form to use for an attack on the people inhabiting South Baltimore, including the areas just outside S. Baltimore, MD, VA, and DC to cause them harm and to create widespread fear. Smallpox was declared eradicated in the 1980s; however the smallpox outbreak may have been possible if a malicious individual or group was able to successfully infiltrate one of the super-secure laboratories either in Atlanta, GA or Russia where smallpox virus is kept to use to in a terrorist attack to cause a public health crisis (WHO,n.d).
During World War 2, Australian’s were prisoners of war all over Europe. More than 30,000 Australian’s became prisoners between the years 1940 – 1945. These prisoners included airmen, soldiers of the 6th, 7th, and 9th division, and some nurses. They were prisoners of many countries. The main countries that captured Australian’s were Germany and Japan.
The man gets to live another day. Unfortunately, he will soon join the over 3,000 men, women, and children that were killed at the Unit 731 compound in Manchuria. The worst possible war crimes ever committed by the Japanese Empire were committed In Unit 731, a secret biological and chemical warfare research center. Under today’s standards, the entire Unit would have been tried
The Demon in the Freezer: Anthrax and Smallpox The Demon in the Freezer was a very interesting read. The book talks about the anthrax attacks that happen after 9/11 and how smallpox could become a future bioterrorist threat in the world. The book provides a lot details on the Germany outbreak of smallpox. The Demon in Freezer divided into many section. Begins talking about Robert Stevens’s death from anthrax.