The Medical Profession under Dictatorship–Revisiting Dr. Leo Alexander’s prescient warnings from 1949

“Let it be considered, too, that the present inquiry is not concerning a matter of right, if I may say so, but concerning a matter of fact.”–Adam Smith

via The Medical Profession under Dictatorship–Revisiting Dr. Leo Alexander’s prescient warnings from 1949.

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2 thoughts on “The Medical Profession under Dictatorship–Revisiting Dr. Leo Alexander’s prescient warnings from 1949

  1. Reblogged this on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology and commented:


    Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
    Volume 39 | Issue 3 Article 3
    1948
    War Crimes and Their Motivation: The SocioPsychological
    Structure of the SS and the Criminalization of a Society
    Leo Alexander

    Sociopsychologic structure of the SS; psychiatric report of the Nurnberg trials for war crimes.
    ALEXANDER L.
    Arch Neurol Psychiatry. 1948 May;59(5):622-34.
    PMID: 18892875
    (No abstract available)

    Psychiatr Neurol Med Psychol (Leipz). 1985 May;37(5):245-54.
    [The fate of psychiatry at the time of the fascist dictatorship. On the 40th anniversary of liberation and in memory of the victims of a science that became destructive].
    [Article in German]
    Thom A.
    Abstract
    On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Germany from the fascist dictatorship, a survey is presented on the hitherto existing investigations into the various forms of the abuse of psychiatry for the purposes of the fascist system. The paper deals with forced sterilization, the murders of children and of adult mental patients and with the attempted legalization of so-called “active euthanasie”. The causes of this development are discussed and the ethical consequences for the present.

    PMID: 3895265 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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