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Letters Medical information from Nazi atrocities

Medical information from Nazi atrocities transgresses the Nuremberg Code

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m763 (Published 27 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m763
  1. Simon Gordon, general practitioner and governing board member1,
  2. Thomas Kadas, retired general practitioner2,
  3. Peter Lantos, professor emeritus3,
  4. Afsana Safa, general practitioner and governing board member1
  1. 1Central London Clinical Commissioning Group, London NW1 5JD, UK
  2. 2London, UK
  3. 3King’s College London, London, UK
  1. simon.gordon1{at}nhs.net

We felt compelled to respond to your article on medical information that comes from Nazi atrocities,1 in which Mackinnon tries to justify the use of an atlas of human anatomy, edited by Eduard Pernkopf, based on the systematic dissection of bodies of Holocaust victims. To make it worse, Pernkopf and his chief collaborators were all committed Nazis, to the …

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