Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Nuremberg

  • The Doctors’ Trial and the Nuremberg Code

    Shabrina Jarrell Charleston, West Virginia, United States   “Dachau Concentration Camp workers.” Photo by Dale Cruse on Flickr. CC BY 2.0. Tracing back to the Hippocratic Oath, which dates to around 400 BC, the principle of autonomy has been fundamental to the concept of informed consent.1,2 The Oath, a pledge historically taken by physicians, outlines…

  • Richard J. Bing: Reflecting on a century of creativity and innovation

    Joseph Burns Yehuda Shapir New Hyde Park, New York, United States [Richard J. Bing, M.D.] 1975. National Library of Medicine. As the tenth anniversary of the passing of Dr. Richard J. Bing approaches, the occasion offers an opportune moment to reflect on the life and momentous achievements of an eminent cardiologist. Richard J. Bing was…