Am J Public Health volume 108, issue 1, P36-41 2018 DOI: 10.2105/ajph.2017.304154 View full text
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Sondra S. Crosby, Gilbert Benavidez

Abstract: Seventy years after the Nuremberg Doctors' Trial, health professionals and lawyers working together after 9/11 played a critical role in designing, justifying, and carrying out the US state-sponsored torture program in the CIA "Black Sites" and US military detention centers, including Abu Ghraib, Bagram, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We analyze the similarities between the Nazi doctors and health professionals in the War on Terror and address the question of how it happened that health professionals, including doc…

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