Human Sacrifice and Human Experimentation: Reflections at Nuremberg

  • Jay Katz


“Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult,” Hippocrates once said. On the fiftieth anniversary of the Doctors’ Trial, which charged Nazi physicians with “crimes against humanity” and violations of Hippocratic ethics in the conduct of human experimentation, I want to begin with Hippocrates’ observation that to “experiment [is] treacherous.”


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