This book traces the history of the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial of 1946-47, through the eyes of the Austrian emigre psychiatrist Leo Alexander, whose investigations helped the US prosecution. Schmidt provides a detailed insight into the origins of human rights in medical science and into the changing role of international law, ethics and politics.
ULF SCHMIDT is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Kent, UK. He was previously a Wellcome Trust Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, a Senior Associate Member of St. Antony's College and a Research Associate at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Medical Films, Ethics and Euthanasia in Nazi Germany (2002).