How the Pernkopf controversy facilitated a historical and ethical analysis of the anatomical sciences in Austria and Germany: A recommendation for the continued use of the Pernkopf atlas

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dc.contributor.author Hildebrandt, Sabine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-03-19T17:26:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-03-19T17:26:57Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hildebrandt, Sabine (2006)."How the Pernkopf controversy facilitated a historical and ethical analysis of the anatomical sciences in Austria and Germany: A recommendation for the continued use of the Pernkopf atlas." Clinical Anatomy 19(2): 91-100. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49530> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0897-3806 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1098-2353 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49530
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=16425297&dopt=citation en_US
dc.description.abstract Eduard Pernkopf's Topographical Anatomy of Man has been a widely used standard work of anatomy for over sixty years. International inquiries about the National Socialist (NS) political background of Eduard Pernkopf and the use of bodies of NS victims for the atlas were first directed at the University of Vienna in 1996. A public discussion about the further use of the book followed and led to the creation of the Senatorial Project of the University of Vienna in 1997. This historical research project confirmed the strong NS affiliation of Pernkopf and revealed the delivery of at least 1,377 bodies of executed persons to the Anatomical Institute of Vienna during the NS time. The possible use of these bodies as models cannot be excluded for up to half of the approximately 800 plates in the atlas. In addition tissue specimens from NS victims were found and removed from the collections of the Viennese Medical School and received a burial in a grave of honor. The Pernkopf controversy facilitated the historical and ethical analysis of the anatomical sciences in Austria and Germany during the NS regime. The continued use of the Pernkopf atlas is not only justifiable but desirable as a tool in the teaching of anatomy, history, and ethics. Clin. Anat. 19:91–100, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc. en_US
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dc.publisher Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company en_US
dc.subject.other Life and Medical Sciences en_US
dc.subject.other Miscellaneous Medical en_US
dc.title How the Pernkopf controversy facilitated a historical and ethical analysis of the anatomical sciences in Austria and Germany: A recommendation for the continued use of the Pernkopf atlas en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Division of Anatomical Sciences, Office of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan ; Division of Anatomical Sciences, Office of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School, 3767 Medical Science Building II, Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0608 en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 16425297 en_US
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ca.20272 en_US
dc.identifier.source Clinical Anatomy en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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