German doctors apologise for the crimes perpetrated by Nazi doctors

Peter M Winterton
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10458
Published online: 2 September 2013

To the Editor: In his article on the German Medical Association’s apology for medical crimes under Nazism, Weisz states “One can but hope that it will be soon followed by an apology from the Austrian Medical Association”.1 Having been in Vienna on the 75th anniversary of the Anschluss (the annexation of Austria by Germany in March 1938), I would like to comment as to why I believe such an apology will be some time.

  • Child Protection Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth, WA.


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  • 1. Weisz G. German doctors apologise for the crimes perpetrated by Nazi doctors. Med J Aust 2013; 198: 162-163. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Pringle H. The dilemma of Pernkopf’s atlas. Science 2010; 329: 274-275.


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