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Editor's Correspondence
June 11, 2001

A Follow-up to "A Jewish Physician Amidst the Holocaust"

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(11):1460-1461. doi:

I am writing to share with readers some of the comments I have received in response to the recently published article, "A Jewish Physician Amidst the Holocaust."1 Dr Tomas Spenser, FRCGP, has informed me that an educational program called Physicians, Medicine, and the Holocaust has been initiated in Israel, sponsored by the Faculty of Medicine at The Technion, Haifa, and The Ghetto Fighters' Museum of the Holocaust and Resistance at Kibbutz Lohamei Haghetaot, Western Galilee. The program aims at teaching medical students and physicians the history of physician behavior (positive and negative) during the Nazi era while stressing the ethical implications for physicians' daily work in our time. Readers who are interested in learning more about the curriculum and especially those who have information they could add to the archives of the program are encouraged to contact Dr Spenser at Kibbutz Sasa 13870, Israel (e-mail:

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