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Investigation of Nazi anatomy textbook to start

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7080.535b (Published 22 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:535
  1. Fred B Charatan
  1. Florida

    Officials from the University of Vienna have apologised for failing to investigate the university's involvement with Nazism. They have also promised to research archives in Germany and the United States to determine the origin of the cadavers used for illustrations in an anatomy textbook by Eduard Pernkopf.

    Dr Pernkopf was head of the university's medical faculty after the Anschluss in 1938, and rector during 1943-5. Last year two doctors alleged in a letter to JAMA that …

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