April 2011
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One Week Until Our Boston Event

Limited space is still available for ASLME's complimentary event in recognition of the Society's partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum of Washington, D.C., in presenting the historical exhibit Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.

Deadly Medicine now open at the Countway Library of Medicine, in Boston. Join us for a complimentary reception and a tour of the exhibit from 6:30-8pm on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

ASLME is pleased to announce that George Annas will speak at this event before the exhibit is open to our guests. Annas is the William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights of Boston University School of Public Health, and Professor in the Boston University School of Medicine, and School of Law. 

The exhibit, as described by the staff of the holocaust museum, explores how from 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to cleanse German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation’s health. Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that began with the mass sterilization of genetically diseased persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

To relate this history, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has assembled objects, photographs, documents, and historic film footage from European and American collections and presents them in settings evoking medical and scientific environments. Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race provokes reflection on the continuing attraction of biological utopias that promote the possibility of human perfection. From the early twentieth-century international eugenics movements to present-day dreams of eliminating inherited disabilities through genetic manipulation, the issues remain timely.   

For more information on the traveling exhibit “Deadly Medicine,” please go here: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/traveling/details/index.php?type=current&content=deadly_medicine

Registration is free but we request that you RSVP at http://www.aslme.org/event-registration-dm-04212011. Space is limited.

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