Year: 2000 Source: Advanced Study Institute/McGill Summer Program in Social & Cultural Psychiatry, (2000: Montreal), p.26-46 SIEC No: 20011522

This paper will examine doctors as perpetrators, bystanders, & victims of state-sanctioned traumatisation drawing on medical roles during the National Socialist era of Germany & the first half of the 20th century in indigenous Australia. The resonances across these very different events & settings will be used to explore ways in which medical professionals continue to contribute to the traumatisation of indigenous peoples in Australia through denial, rationalisation, & trivialisation. (58 refs.)