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From all of the medical tests done on the Jews in the Holocaust, did any kind of medical breakthrough come from that? Or at least have their early beginnings in the human testing?

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Ishii's Unit 731 (Japan) did a lot in that regard, too.

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4 points · 6 years ago

Yes, a lot of Nazi testing helped improve medicine and our general understanding of the human body. They helped provide landmark research on freezing to death by freezing jews to death. They also helped chart the dependencies of internal organs by slowly removing them from living patients. Horrific but effective.

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Yes. The ethics of the use of medical discoveries by the Nazi's by testing on Jews and other victims of the Holocaust is still a hot debate to this day.

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A lot of what we know about a human body's response to freezing water comes from the tests done by the Nazis.

Here's a link that goes into greater detail.

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I read that the research into hypothermia was indeed useful. Link is here: http://science.howstuffworks.com/human-experimentation3.htm

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-4 points · 6 years ago

there were no experiments done on jews, torturous experiments were done on chinese by the japanese

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Original Poster3 points · 6 years ago

I thought Dr. Josef Mengele did experiments in Auschwitz

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He did.

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