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SPECIAL EXHIBITS: DEADLY MEDICINE

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  • Deadly Medicine
  • Deadly Medicine
  • Deadly Medicine
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July 25 – October 15, 2012
On view in the Joe W. and D.D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery
Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sponsored locally by the Tulane School of Medicine

A thought-provoking exhibit and related programs that examine the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial health policies.

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people 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 started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry. Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

Learn more about the public programming associated with this exhibit.

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