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Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 43.3 (2000) 397-398

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Contributors to the Symposium "Medical Research Ethics at the Millennium: What Have we Learned?"

Symposium: Medical Research Ethics at the Millennium: What Have We Learned?

Jeremiah A. Barondess is currently President of the New York Academy of Medicine and professor emeritus of clinical medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He was the Founding Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

James F. Childress is the Kyle Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Medical Education at the University of Virginia, where he also directs the Institute for Practical Ethics. He is the author of numerous articles and several books in bioethics, including (with Tom L. Beauchamp) Principles of Biomedical Ethics (1994). He is a member of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.

Karl Holubar is Professor of Dermatology and Venereology and of the History of Medicine, and Chairman of the Institute for the History of Medicine, at the University of Vienna. He was a member of the Senate Project of the University of Vienna for "Investigations of Anatomical Science in Vienna, 1938-1945."

Barbara Mishkin served as senior staff to the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects and the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Research. She is currently a partner in the Washington-based law firm Hogan & Hartson, LLP, where she advises universities, medical schools, and research facilities on matters relating to the federal regulation of biomedical and behavioral research.

Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at the Pennsylvania State University. He was a member of the official commission investigating the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft in the Nazi era and is the author of Racial Hygiene (1988), Value-Free Science? (1991), Cancer Wars (1995), and most recently, The Nazi War on Cancer (1999).

Wolfgang Sch├╝tz is Professor of Pharmacology and Dean of the University of Vienna School of Medicine. He chaired the Senate Project of the University of Vienna for "Investigations of Anatomical Science in Vienna, 1938-1945."

William E. Seidelman is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and an attending physician at the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto. He is an internationally noted authority on the history of medicine in the Third Reich, with a particular interest in the role of German and Austrian universities and research institutes in the exploitation of victims of Nazi persecution and terror.

Michael Wunder is head of the Institute for Counseling Diagnostics and Psychotherapy of the Protestant Foundation Alsterdorf/Hamburg. He has published on the history of disability aid and psychiatry in the Third Reich, and was a member of the investigating commission on biomedicine of the German parliament.



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