Voices on Antisemitism: Professor Michael Grodin

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March 2nd, 2012

Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights Michael Grodin recently became part of the podcast series Voices on Antisemitism with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Professor Grodin has written about Nazi doctors and the effect that the Holocaust has had on contemporary medical ethics. In his podcast he discusses the ways that medical ethics can be subverted in the name of research and public health, and how to be aware of these actions.

All medical ethics is really influenced by the Holocaust. The fact that physicians were involved in this horrendous atrocity will always be, I think, a shadow that makes us all worried and concerned. And I think we have to be constantly vigilant. We have to realize the great honor and privilege we’ve been given to care for people, and what that means.” – Professor Grodin’s opening words. To hear the rest of the podcast and read the transcript of his discussion, click the image below.

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