Institute for the History of Medicine and Science
University of Luebeck
Luebeck, 18 - 20 May, 2001
Organization: Volker Roelcke, Giovanni Maio
Friday, May 18th
9.00-9.15: Welcome, Introduction
session 1: Norms and debates: 'starting points'
Barbara Elkeles (Duesseldorf): The German debate on human experimentation between 1880 and 1914
Etienne Lepicard (Jerusalem): Changing evaluations: Catholic attitudes on human experimentation.
Gerhard Baader (Berlin): Jewish halachical ethics on human experimentation.
session 2: Research practices, first decades of the 20th century
Wolfgang Eckart (Heidelberg): The colony as laboratory - Sleeping sickness experiments in German East Africa and Togo
Christoph Gradmann (Heidelberg): Laboratory infection and therapeutic experiments in early 20th century Germany
session 3: BCG-vaccination, the Luebeck case, and the 'Reichsrichtlinien'
Daniel Nadav (Tel Aviv): Julius Moses and 'Der Totentanz von Luebeck'
Christian Bonah (Strasbourg): BCG-vaccination around 1930 - dangerous experiment or established prevention? Discussions in France and Germany
session 4: Nazi medicine: norms and practices
Andreas Frewer (Goettingen): Debates on human experimentation in Weimar and early Nazi Germany
Volker Roelcke (Luebeck): Human experimentation during the time of National Socialism
session 5: Postwar trials and the Nuremberg code
Paul Weindling (Oxford): The Discourse on Human Experiments at the Nuremberg Medical Trial
Saturday, May 19th
session 6: Research practices outside the scope of the post-war trials
Till Baernighausen (Heidelberg): History of human experimentation in Japan
Maria Rentetzi (Blacksburg/VA): The "radium girls" as experimental subjects
Nadav Davidovitch (Tel Aviv/ Harvard): From a 'Humble Humbug' to the 'Powerful Placebo': The Image of the Placebo in the Alternative-Orthodox Medicine Debate
David Rothman (New York): First World Researchers, Third World Subjects: The Past and Present Record
session 7: Post-Nuremberg debates
Paul Edelson (New York): Evaluating human experimentation in the US and the UK during the 1960s: Beecher und Pappworth
Susan Lederer (New Haven): Creating the Declaration of Helsinki: The World Medical Association and the Rules for Human Experimentation.
Giovanni Maio (Luebeck): The French debate on human experimentation, 1945-1990
Boris Yudin (Moscow): Human experimentation in the Soviet Union/Russia
Jiri Simek (Prague): Human experimentation in the Czech Republic in the last decades
session 8: Politics and practices of genetic research
Nurit Kirsh (Tel Aviv): 'The Wandering Jew Returns to his Homeland': How the Zionist narrative is reflected in genetic research about communities in Israel
Harriet Washington (New York): Stereotyping the Karyotype: Adventures in the Genetics of Aggression
Pei Koay (Blacksburg/VA): Decoding Iceland. Researching genetic data in complete populations.
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