Eugenics, the Holocaust and the Implications for Medical Ethics in the Midst of a War on Terror
As part of NYMC's visiting exhibit, "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," NYMC and Touro leadership discussed the Nazi's use of eugenics and what it means for today
This past week New York Medical College, part of the Touro College & University System, held a community-wide event in conjunction with a NYMC exhibit on loan from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum entitled, "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race."
The program began with the lecture "Eugenics, the Holocaust and Their Implications for Medical Ethics in the Midst of a War on Terror," presented by Edward C. Halperin, M.D., MA, Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer at New York Medical College, and was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Alan Kadish, M.D., President of the Touro College and University System and New York Medical College. The panel featured Sharon Halperin, Director of the Holocaust Speakers Bureau; Dr. Mark Hasten, Holocaust survivor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Touro College and University System and New York Medical College; and Harry Reicher, professor at the Touro Law Center and an expert on the Holocaust and Human Rights.