The medical code of ethics under a totalitarian regime: The German dentists during the Third Reich

Author(s): Xavier Riaud

Out of the 90, 000 doctors that practised in Germany under the Third Reich, about 350 committed medical crimes. In 1939, out of the 16, 300 dentists with a diploma, no more than a hundred were working in concentration camps; administrative dentists included. Who are they? What about the famous medical code published in Nuremberg in 1947? Which role for the dentists in this medical code of ethics? .