Anatomy and Ethical Transgressions in National Socialism


Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:00pm


Science Center Hall D, 1 Oxford Street

Lecture with Sabine Hildebrandt, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Lecturer in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

A traditional tenet in the field of anatomy is that knowledge is gained through work with a dead human body. Anatomists working in Nazi Germany (1933-1945) used bodies of regime victims and also started to work with "future dead" (prisoners who were subsequently killed) in their medical experiments. Hildebrandt will present the history and context of anatomical research during this period and discuss the relevance of this history to modern anatomy.

Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy, an exhibition at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, will be open until 9:00 pm following the lecture.

Free public parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage

Sponsored by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments