Using Nazi Science Data

I'm sure we all agree: The experiments were horrible and must never be repeated. However, using the resulting data to save lives is another matter.

One of the people quoted in the article says it is unethical to use this knowledge. He challenges researchers to analyze the data while thinking of their parents dying in the experiments. I think the real question is: What if your parents were dying and you had information which could save them? Would you care how this information was obtained? Or would you simply use it, and worry about ethical questions later?

JOE H. HEUMANN

Manhattan Beach

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