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Ethics and access to teaching materials in the medical library: the case of the Pernkopf atlas

C Raina MacIntyre, Catherine L King and David Isaacs
Med J Aust 2006; 184 (5): 254-255.
Published online: 6 March 2006

To the Editor: Last year was the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. We would like to draw your attention to an anatomy textbook, Atlas of topographical and applied human anatomy, authored by a Nazi physician, Eduard Pernkopf, and the alarming evidence which has emerged about the source of subjects used for the illustrations of this book.

  • C Raina MacIntyre1
  • Catherine L King1
  • David Isaacs2

  • 1 National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • 2 Department of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Member, Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145.

Correspondence: rainam@chw.edu.au

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