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The Resource John W. Thompson : psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust, Paul J. Weindling

John W. Thompson : psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust, Paul J. Weindling

Label
John W. Thompson : psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust
Title
John W. Thompson
Title remainder
psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Weindling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John W. Thompson: Psychiatrist in Shadow of the Holocaust is the biography of a doctor whose revulsion at Nazi human experiments prompted him to seek a humane basis for physician-patient relations. As a military scientific intelligence officer in 1945, Thompson was the first to name 'medical war crimes' as a special category for prosecution. His investigations laid the groundwork for the Nuremberg Medical Trials, and for the novel idea of 'informed consent.' Yet, Thompson has remained little-known figure, despite his many scientific, literary, and religious connections. This book traces Thompson's life from his birth in Mexico, through his studies at Stanford, Edinburgh, and Harvard, and his service in the Canadian Air Force. It reconstructs his therapeutic work with Unesco in Germany and his time as a Civil Rights activist in New York, where he developed his concept of holistic medicine. Thompson was close to authors like Auden and Spender and inspirational religious figures like Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche. He drew on ideas of Freud, Jung, and Buber. The philosophical and religious dimensions of Thompson's response to Holocaust victims' suffering are key to this study, which cites accounts of psychiatrists, students and patients who knew Thompson personally, war crimes prosecution records, and unpublished personal papers"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weindling, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rochester studies in medical history,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thompson, John W.
  • Thompson, John W.
  • Nuremberg Medical Trial (Germany : 1946-1947)
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nuremberg Medical Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1947
  • MEDICAL
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Psychiatrists
  • Germany
  • History, 20th Century
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatry
  • War Crimes
Label
John W. Thompson : psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust, Paul J. Weindling
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-428) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecce homo -- Mexican childhood -- Palo Alto schooling, Stanford student -- Transatlantic physiologist -- Edinburgh physician -- Excitable Harvard -- High altitude and rapid descent -- Auden, anxiety, and the German mind -- Belsen, my crucifix -- Medical war crimes revelations -- Experimental ethics -- Therapist for the German patient -- UNESCO : at the conscience of the world -- The eau vive affair -- Sebastian -- Matthias -- Child guide -- New York : St. John the psychiatrist -- Hallucinations -- Dying we live?
Control code
ocn731694225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22q76
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731694225
Label
John W. Thompson : psychiatrist in the shadow of the Holocaust, Paul J. Weindling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-428) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecce homo -- Mexican childhood -- Palo Alto schooling, Stanford student -- Transatlantic physiologist -- Edinburgh physician -- Excitable Harvard -- High altitude and rapid descent -- Auden, anxiety, and the German mind -- Belsen, my crucifix -- Medical war crimes revelations -- Experimental ethics -- Therapist for the German patient -- UNESCO : at the conscience of the world -- The eau vive affair -- Sebastian -- Matthias -- Child guide -- New York : St. John the psychiatrist -- Hallucinations -- Dying we live?
Control code
ocn731694225
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 440 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580467629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22q76
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)731694225

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