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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Those in the DC area may want to check this out

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE History of Medicine Division


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2006, 2:00-3:15 pm,
Lister Hill Visitors Center, Bldg 38A, NLM; Bethesda, MD

"And then came the Nuremberg Trials..." A.C. Ivy and the Myth of the Nazi Ban on Vivisection"
Speaker: Ryan Shapiro, M.A.
Shortly after the Nazi seizure of power, Hermann Göring announced to the German people that "vivisection of animals of whatsoever species is prohibited in all parts of Prussian territory." No ban, in fact, went into effect. Nonetheless, the Nazi ban on vivisection, and its alleged consequences in the human experimentation laboratories of the concentration camps, became an enduring rhetorical weapon for American researchers combating antivivisectionists. Focusing on eminent Chicago physiologist and drafter of the Nuremberg Code, Andrew Conway Ivy (1893-1978), this presentation explores National Socialist animal experimentation in law and practice, the genesis and propagation of the myth of the Nazi ban on vivisection, and Ivy's central position within the controversies over continued human and animal experimentation in the United States Ryan Shapiro is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
All are Welcome
Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 from 2:00-3:15pm, in the Lister Hill Visitor's Center; NLM's Bldg 38A. Prof. Liping Bu of Alma University will discuss NLM's collection of Chinese Public Health posters.

Sponsored by the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Stephen Greenberg at (301-435-4995), e-mail greenbes@mail.nih.gov, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NIH Visitors and Security website at: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm

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