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August 7, 2002

Torture: At the Side of Torture Survivors: Treating a Terrible Assault on Human Dignity

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;288(5):641. doi:10.1001/jama.288.5.641

At the Side of Torture Survivors narrates the work by the staff of the Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Survivors. Therapists at the center rehabilitate refugees seeking asylum in Germany and submit reports to a judicial body, which decides whether to grant asylum. The motivation of creating the treatment center stems from a desire to heal the shadow of atrocities of Nazi Germany and the complicity of German healing professionals. The patients described in this work came from 30 countries and many regions, including the former Yugoslavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, North Africa, and the former German Democratic Republic.

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