[DATE CORRECTION] October 14: Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust

By , September 24, 2014

Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and the Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, present:

Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine

“Jewish Medical Resistance in the Holocaust”

Michael A. Grodin, M.D.: Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine, and Professor of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health

“Faced with infectious diseases, starvation, lack of medicines, lack of clean water, and safe sewage, Jewish physicians practiced medicine under severe conditions in the ghettos and concentration camps of the Holocaust. Despite the odds against them, physicians managed to supply public health education, enforce hygiene protocols, inspect buildings and latrines, enact quarantine, and perform triage. Many gave their lives to help fellow prisoners. Based on archival materials and featuring memoirs of Holocaust survivors, this volume offers a rich array of both tragic and inspiring studies of the sanctification of life as practiced by Jewish medical professionals. More than simply a medical story, these histories represent the finest exemplification of a humanist moral imperative during a dark hour of recent history.”

The second in a series of four lectures given as the 2014 Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine. The Colloquium offers an opportunity to clinicians, researchers, and historians interested in a historical perspective on their fields to discuss informally historical studies in progress.

October 14, 2014 [DATE CORRECTION]
4:00-5:30 PM

Minot Room, fifth floor
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

Free and open to the public. No registration required.

For further information contact David G. Satin, M.D., Colloquium Director, phone/fax 617-332-0032, e-mailĀ david_satin@hms.harvard.edu

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