Law and Medicine Day Focuses on Holocaust

Law and Medicine Day"The Medical, Legal and Ethical Implications of Human Subject Research: From the Holocaust to Today" was the theme of this year's Law and Medicine Day, during which law and medical students spent an afternoon together learning more about each other's profession.

Law and Medicine Day Highlighting this year's event was a public lecture presented by Professor Arthur Kaplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. His lecture came after a series of breakout sessions that centered mostly on the recent removal of Hubertus Strughold from the International Space Hall of Fame at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Strughold, who made many contributions to space medicine, also was a Nazi doctor linked to research projects on unwilling human victims.

Diane Albert ('07), a member of the space museum's commission, made the initial motion to remove Stughold from the hall of fame. She led one of the breakout sessions.

In addition to the UNM School of Law and Health Sciences Center's Institute for Ethics, this year's Law and Medicine Day was sponsored by the New Mexico Anti-Defamation League, the Lowitz Foundation and the New Mexico Museum of Space History.