New York Medical College Hosts Exhibit on "Creating the Master Race"

The Health Sciences Library at New York Medical College invites to you view Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. The following announcement was shared with us by the Health Sciences Library, which is providing essential support for this exhibit: 


Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race
July 15 through September 3, 2014
New York Medical College
Valhalla, New York

This exhibition is open for a limited time. Don't miss your chance to see it!

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection.

Exhibit hours:
Sundays – Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Exhibit location:
New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive
Ground floor
Hawthorne, NY 10532

Admission and parking are free and open to the public To schedule a private group tour contact us at (914) 594-4200.

Opening reception:
Wednesday, July 16 from noon until 2 p.m.
Open to the public.

For more information:
http://www.nymc.edu/DeadlyMedicine/ or contact the Library at (914) 594-4200.