EXHIBIT: Deadly Medicine – Creating the Master Race

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s traveling exhibition, Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, examines how the Nazi leadership, in collaboration with individuals in professions traditionally charged with healing and the public good, used science to help legitimize persecution, murder and, ultimately, genocide.“Deadly Medicineexplores the Holocaust’s roots in then-contemporary scientific and pseudo-scientific thought,” explains exhibition curator Susan Bachrach. “At the same time, it touches on complex ethical issues we face today, such as how societies acquire and use scientific knowledge and how they balance the rights of the individual with the needs of the larger community. We are pleased to be bringing this important exhibition to the United Nations and an international audience.”

This version of Deadly Medicine is based on the acclaimed exhibition of the same name that originally opened at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in April 2004.

Deadly Medicine will be on view from February 3 through April 13, 2012 in the Taubman Health Sciences Library.  Visiti the exhibit web site for more information.
This exhibit is sponsored by the Taubman Health Sciences Library and the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine.

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