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The Torture Doctors

The Torture Doctors

Wydawnictwo Georgetown University Press
Data wydania 01/03/2020
Wydanie Pierwsze
Liczba stron 224
Forma publikacji książka w twardej oprawie
Poziom zaawansowania Literatura popularna
Język angielski
ISBN 9781626167520
Kategorie Etyka i kodeks etyki medycznej
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Torture doctors invent and oversee techniques to inflict pain and suffering without leaving scars. Their knowledge of the body and its breaking points and their credible authority over death certificates and medical records make them powerful and elusive perpetrators of the crime of torture. In The Torture Doctors, Steven H. Miles fearlessly explores who these physicians are, what they do, how they escape justice, and what can be done to hold them accountable. At least one hundred countries employ torture doctors, including both dictatorships and democracies. While torture doctors mostly act with impunity-protected by governments, medical associations, and licensing boards-Miles shows that a movement has begun to hold these doctors accountable and to return them to their proper role as promoters of health and human rights. Miles's groundbreaking portrayal exposes the thinking and psychology of these doctors, and his investigation points to how the international human rights community and the medical community can come together to end these atrocities. The Torture Doctors is a work of great scholarship, an essential piece of documentation and review likely to be seminal. * Human Rights Quarterly * [Steven Miles's] book is an exhaustively researched study in which he pursues his ongoing campaign to hold to account and bring to justice those doctors who, in virtually every nation in the world, assist in aiding governmental torture of their enemies, often their own citizens. * Morning Star for Peace and Socialism * A detailed work of substantial and meticulous scholarship, The Torture Doctors is highly recommended for both community and academic library medical ethics and human rights collections. * Midwest Book Review * The Torture Doctors offers a concise and valuable account of physician participation in interrogation, particularly in the era of new wars: asymmetric conflict, the global war on terror, and civil war. * Bioethics * It is a slim volume, but it reads as encyclopaedic. Miles doggedly tracked down cases of medical participation in torture worldwide. * The Lancet *

The Torture Doctors

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Part I: Meet the Torture Doctors1. Dr. Chand Sees a Burned Boy2. Who Are the Torture Doctors?3. What Is Torture?4. What Is a Torture Doctor?

Part II: A Time of Impunity5. Judging the Nazi Doctors6. A Global Map of Torture Doctors7. The Paradox of the United Kingdom

Part III: Humanists and Healers8. Humanists for Human Rights9. Healers for Human Rights10. Organized Medicine's Condemn and Abide

Part IV: The Dawn of Accountability11. Innovations12. Globalization13. Impunity and the US War on Terror14. Promoting Accountability

Appendix: Behavioral Examples of Torture Doctoring


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