Arizona Health Sciences Library (Tucson campus) is hosting the exhibit, "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a traveling exhibition by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read about the exhibit to find out more, including information about the opening reception, related lecture, and exhibit hours and related information.
Photo: Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute's Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the "mentally and morally subnormal." Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany's "national regeneration" provided motivation for their research. (Photo credit: Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem)