Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that began with the mass sterilization of “genetically diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race inspires reflection on the continuing attraction of biological utopias that promote the possibility of human perfection. From the early twentieth-century international eugenics movements to present-day dreams of eliminating inherited disabilities through genetic manipulation, the issues remain timely.
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OUHSC Lectures & Events Co-Sponsored with the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City

April 23, 2009
The euthanasia of people with disabilities in Nazi Germany: The role of physicians - Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture
Ed Goldson, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical School, Denver
Presentation Recording
April 27, 2009
Nurses of the Holocaust - College of Nursing Luncheon/Lecture
Susan Benedict, CRNA, DSN, FAAN, Professor and Bioethics Researcher
Presentation Recording
April 28, 2009
Bird Society Lecture & White Rose Society Student Essay Contest Award

May 12, 2009
Murderous Science: The German Medical Profession and Nazi Medical Crimes - Special Neurology Grand Rounds Lecture
Dr. Patricia Heberer, Historian, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
Presentation Recording
May 20, 2009
Lest We Forget: Ethical Issues in the Medical Care of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture
Sheryl White-Scott, M.D., nationally recognized expert on the delivery of health services to women and minorities with developmental disabilities 
Presentation Recording
May 21, 2009
American Eugenics Movement - Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Teaching Conference
Dr. Piers J. Hale, Assistant Professor, History of Modern Science, University of Oklahoma
Presentation Recording
June 9, 2009
History of Eugenics & Institutionalization in Oklahoma - Symposium Co-sponsored by the College of Public Health and the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City
Julia Teska, former Superintendent, Hissom Memorial Hospital
Presentation Recording
June 25, 2009
Roundtable Discussion “A Second Opinion”
Mark Leach, Attorney and father of child with Down Syndrome; Sheryl White-Scott, M.D.; Deborah Spitalnik, Ph.D., Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
Presentation Recording
June 26, 2009
Positive Media Portrayals of People with Disabilities: Increasing Expectations, Increasing Opportunities

John Hockenberry, American journalist & co-host of Public Radio’s The Takeaway. 
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