Physicians and terror: The historical perspective

Avi Ohry*, Chen Kugel

*Corresponding author for this work

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The topic of physicians who committed crimes or were involved in terrorists' activities, is not well known. This article does not present the well known horrific stories of the atrocities of the Nazi German physicians. The authors describe a number of doctors who were active during the French revolution, some murderous physicians-leaders, and present a few historical anecdotes. These examples might only emphasize the fact that, like other human beings, doctors, too, may suffer from bad character.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-125
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005


  • Crime
  • Physicians
  • Revolutions
  • Terror


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