Obituary of past president of German Medical Association omits details of Nazi past, medical historians say

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4468
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

    In an open letter 81 German medical historians and doctors have criticised the present and previous presidents of the German Medical Association, Jörg-Dietrich Hoppe and Carsten Vilmar, for omitting the Nazi history of another past president in a recent obituary they wrote.

    The obituary of Hans Joachim Sewering, who died in June, was published last month in the German equivalent to the BMJ, the Deutsches Ärzteblatt (2010;107:28-9)

    The letter, printed in the latest edition of the journal, said that Professor Sewering’s obituary “did not refer in any way to the role he played in …

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