For more than 2 decades beginning in , University of Vienna anatomist Eduard Pernkopf labored on his anatomical atlas, which he published as the. The first order of business is to review these two books for what they are: an anatomical atlas. As countless others have remarked since their publication over Results 1 – 12 of 35 Atlas of Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy, Vol. 2: Thorax, Abdomen and Extremities (v. 2). Oct 1, by Eduard Pernkopf and.

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Questions have been raised recently about the propriety aatlas using an atlas created by a Nazi and illustrated by dissections of cadavers whose identities are unknown, but who could have been victims of Nazi political terror. Lepier’s painting of an infant with the umbilical cord still attached edition, volume 2, Figure 6, opposite page 39 led to the questioning of the origins and cause of death of the subjects.

Topographische Anatomie des Menschenanatomical atlas possibly derived petnkopf executed Nazi political prisoners. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

A library collection attlas policy is a statement about how a library carries out its mission through the acquisition of information resources for its users. Retrieved 7 November Netter’s, Grant’s and the more recent photographic anatomical atlases all have advantages that merit their ownership and consultation, as needed.

What should we do about Eduard Pernkopf’s atlas?

Sign in to make a comment Sign in to your personal account. While an admirable idea, this practice would be extremely difficult for libraries and owners of private subscriptions to do.

Like Pernkopf, the artists were also active party members. As he had begun his speech with “Heil Hitler! That debate was rendered moot when analysis revealed the results to be based on experiments with serious errors in experimental design, data collection, and analysis [ 19 ].


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Inthe group revised its standards on ethics in clinical research to include a statement on the protection of patient rights to privacy without informed consent [ 43 ]. Support Center Support Center. Librarians have a long history of self-censorship, wherein they try to preempt trouble by not purchasing or controlling access to items that have the potential for causing controversy [ 52 ]. He said that the idea of National Socialism must permeate education and science and that freedom in the liberal sense leads to chaos, which could not be permitted in science [ 4 ].

This group includes the investigators, institutional review boards, funding agencies, reviewers, and editors. In these cases, however, the investigation was able neither to prove nor to pernkppf the suspicions. From that year he was assistant in the II.

Ethics of executed person on Internet. The author further suggests that use of the atlas is itself the most fitting tribute to those who died for it, whether they were victims of Nazi repression or not. While in medical school Pernkopf attracted the attention of the director of the Anatomy Institute of Vienna, then the most important such center.

Revisiting the infamous Pernkopf anatomy atlas : historical lessons for medical law and ethics

Furthermore, it is unclear whether cadavers were at that time supplied to the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Vienna not only from the Vienna district court but also from concentration camps. Nazi Origins of an Anatomy Text: Editors are also influenced by the importance of the results; a study that has great practical significance is difficult to reject. His fortunes would change radically as a result.

He believed that if something was good, it could not pernkopr thrown away any more than the knowledge already gained from it could be expurgated from readers’ minds [ 32 ].


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

He was executed on August 5, Views Read Edit View history. A physician at St. When medicine went mad: The Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift from to The atlas was said to contain material from children killed in a Viennese hospital and that Pernkopf’s Institute of Anatomy used the corpses of executed persons for teaching purposes. Inthe Environmental Protection Agency ordered that Nazi ;ernkopf on human exposure to phosgene gas be excluded ahlas a study the agency had commissioned [ 20 ].

Conflicts can occur between the principle of freedom of information treasured by librarians and ethical standards of scientific research involving the propriety of using data derived from immoral or dishonorable experimentation. Sign in to download free article PDFs Sign in xtlas access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account.

All professors were required to swear an oath of loyalty to Hitler, but only politically desirable persons or those entitled to do so under the Nuremberg Race Laws were allowed to take the oath [ 6 ]. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. The aim of that project is to build a digital image library of volumetric data representing completely a healthy male and a healthy female. Most pointedly they said that The precise origins of the cadavers used in Pernkopf’s work are unknown, but evidence suggests they may have been victims of political terror.