Obituary of past president of German Medical Association omits details of Nazi past, medical historians sayBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4468 (Published 16 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4468
- Annette Tuffs
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 …