Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Auditorium, Building 2
1040 NW 22 nd Ave
Portland, Oregon 97210
Ironically, while American judges were sending German physicians to the gallows for experimenting on Poles, Russians and Jews, American physicians from the Department of Public Health were doing exactly the same on fellow-Americans (the Tuskegee experiment) plus close to 3,000 Guatemalan citizens (something that surfaced only recently). This presentation will explore not only the problem of collective evil and its “banality” (i.e. what makes “normal” individuals — with mortgages, wives and pets — wake up one morning and decide to slaughter the grandmother next door), but also why physicians often became perpetrators.
Dr. Sal Mangione is a clinician-educator with a long interest in Physical Diagnosis, Medical History and community service. After obtaining his MD summa cum laude from the Catholic University of Rome, Dr. Mangione trained in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, before eventually moving to Jefferson Medical College where he is currently Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency, Director of the second year Physical Diagnosis Course, and coordinator for the History of Medicine lecture series and the Jefferson Medical Cineforum.