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Torture doctors administer and invent techniques to inflict pain and suffering without leaving scars. Their knowledge of the body and its breaking points and their credible authority over death certificates and medical records make them powerful and elusive perpetrators of the crime of torture. In The Torture Doctors, Steven H. Miles fearlessly explores who these physicians are, what they do, how they escape justice, and what can be done to hold them accountable.

At least one hundred countries employ torture doctors, including both dictatorships and democracies. While torture doctors mostly act with impunity—protected by governments, medical associations, and licensing boards—Miles shows that a movement has begun to hold these doctors accountable and to return them to their proper role as promoters of health and human rights. Miles’s groundbreaking portrayal exposes the thinking and psychology of these doctors, and his investigation points to how the international human rights community and the medical community can come together to end these atrocities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Epigraph
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. PART I. Meet the Torture Doctors
  1. Dr. Chand Sees a Burned Boy
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Who Are the Torture Doctors?
  2. pp. 7-16
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  1. What Is Torture?
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. What Is a Torture Doctor?
  2. pp. 29-32
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  1. PART II. A Time of Impunity
  1. Judging the Nazi Doctors
  2. pp. 35-45
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  1. A Global Map of Torture Doctors
  2. pp. 46-57
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  1. The Paradox of the United Kingdom
  2. pp. 58-62
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  1. PART III. Humanist and Healers
  1. Humanists for Human Rights
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. Healers for Human Rights
  2. pp. 73-79
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  1. Organized Medicine's Condemn and Abide
  2. pp. 80-90
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  1. PART IV. The Dawn of Accountability
  1. Innovations
  2. pp. 93-103
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  1. Globalization
  2. pp. 104-110
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  1. Impunity and the US War on Terror
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. Promoting Accountability
  2. pp. 122-128
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  1. Appendix: Behavioral Examples of Torture Doctoring
  2. pp. 129-132
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 133-198
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  1. Bibliographic Note
  2. pp. 199-200
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 201-206
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 207
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781626167544
Related ISBN
9781626167520
MARC Record
OCLC
1104912689
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2020-09-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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