German Psychiatry and the Nazis

This article appeared in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 1991 (BJP 1991, 159:7-12). It is based on a lecture given by Professor Meyer-Lindenberg, a past President of the German College of Psychiatry and was published after his death. It addresses the role played by Psychiatrists in Nazi Germany.

It is reproduced here with the permission of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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