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Commentary 1: Thinking about Human Rights 

Commentary 1: Thinking about Human Rights
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Commentary 1: Thinking about Human Rights
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Eugene B. Brody

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10.1093/med/9780199213962.003.0012
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date: 14 December 2018

We are very fortunate to have Eugene Brody’s commentary which offers a personal perspective on technology and human rights. Gene Brody died during the preparation of this book. As someone who worked tirelessly and fruitfully in this field for decades, he reflects on his understanding of human rights in relation to mental health, the challenge of moving to practical application, and the impacts of bio- and communications technologies and globalization. In particular he crystallizes this through his early experience as an eyewitness of Nazi prisoners of the International Military Tribunal, and his personal encounter with and response to one in particular, a military gauleiter. The episode goes to the heart of some of the dilemmas raised by this book.

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