Speaker – Dr Surinder K. Jindal, MD, FCCP, FAMS, FNCCP, Professor & Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (Brief CV attached)

Date & Time – February 8, 2014, at 10:30 AM

Venue – Seminar Room, Department of Bio-Technology, Computer Center Building, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Abstract: A brief abstract of the lecture is as under: “Human Experiments in Nazi Era

Human experimentation involves the use of human subjects for data obtained through interventions and/or identifiable private information. There are stringent guidelines for human experimentation. It is tragic to note that the Nazis during the World War II period used humans including the children, in the most inhuman and cruel ways for medical experiments to help the German military personnel in combat situations, aid in recovery of their soldiers and to advance the racial ideology backed by the Third Reich. Several medical personnel involved in the perpetuation of crimes were tried in the Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial in 1946-47. Some had however escaped. Interestingly, it has come to the light in the last few years that many medical syndromes, tests and treatments have continued to bear the names of the Nazi doctors. A concerted movement to change this eponymous terminology has finally succeeded and the Nazi stigma is being gradually washed away.”