Skeletons in the Closet: Indignities and Injustices in Medicine
With this exhibit, The William P. Didusch Center for Urologic History shines a light into the shadowy corners of our medical past to expose the skeletons in the closet. This exhibit shares practices and experiments we now consider controversial and, in some cases, horrific.
Many of the dark tales told herein led to new insight into diseases and paved the way to more stringent standards for clinical research and protections for patients. These accounts raise questions of context – some practices were, at the time, widely accepted. Nevertheless, we judge yesterday's tragedies by today's standards. Medicine has, in the wake of progress, left scars that cannot be denied.
For more information, view the exhibit panels or the exhibit brochure.
Donate $20 to the William P. Didusch Museum for Urologic History and receive the AUA 2012 exhibit book as our "thank you." Click here to learn more.
View a Webcast of the 2012 Bicknell Lecture: Medicine in the Nazi Era: What Turned Healers into Killers?, presented at this year's AUA History Forum. This extraordinary presentation features Patricia Heberer, PhD, Historian at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies; and Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP, Director at the American Medical Association's Institute for Ethics and Center for Patient Safety.