Some of the most important contributions to knowledge have come at a terrible price
The BBC featured a story on their site about an anatomy atlas that was created by a Nazi doctor, and the images within are those of hundreds of dissected political prisoners. The very conditions in Hitler’s concentration camps may have been among the reasons why these illustrations are so detailed. It is a terrible piece of work. This book, now out of print for decades, is still on the shelves of surgeons and consulted (if rather furtively) when they run out of other options. But new co-hosts Morgan Kennedy, Nathen Spitz, Margurite Jakubiak, along with M2 Madeline Cusimano, have to ask–can its vast utility outweigh it’s evil origins? Short Coats, we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Plus the gang visits Yahoo! Answers to practice their patient-communication skills, sort of.
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