First do no harm is a key element of the Hippocratic oath, the oath physicians take. However during WWII and before it many physicians working for or with the Nazi regime were happy to forget that oath.
And not all of them were actually members of the Nazi party, as was Dr Hans Asperger an Austrian Doctor.He is best known for his early studies on mental disorders, especially in children,and especially children with Autism.
He was a pioneer in autism research whose name is used to describe high-functioning people with the disorder, referred to as Asperger syndrome, had a previously unknown dark past that included sending children with disabilities to a “euthanasia” program run by the Nazi regime, according to new investigations into his long-lost files.
In a questionnaire from October 1940, Hans Asperger registered several memberships in organizations affiliated with the Nazi Party.However, he did not join the Nazi…
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