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Josef Mengele

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 08:10 am
My prior understanding was that the Nazi killer was a medical doctor. But recently I read that his doctorate was a Ph.D.

Was he a physician?
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Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 10:52 am
Wikipedia says he gained an MD degree in 1938
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 11:16 am
@centrox,
centrox-

Thank you. You are right. I read the wikipedia article (see below) before writing my Posting. However, I don't understand how a Ph.D. these could make him a physician.


In 1935, Mengele earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Munich.[7] In January 1937, at the Institute for Hereditary Biology and Racial Hygiene in Frankfurt, he became the assistant to Dr. Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, a scientist conducting genetics research, with a particular interest in twins.[7] As an assistant to von Verschuer, Mengele focused on the genetic factors resulting in a cleft lip and palate or cleft chin.[10] His thesis on the subject earned him a cum laude doctorate in medicine in 1938.[11]
centrox
 
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Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 01:53 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:
I don't understand how a Ph.D. these could make him a physician.

It could not, and did not make him a physician. He studied medicine after getting his Ph.D.

1935 - Mengele earns a PhD in anthropology.

1935 - Mengele enrols to study medicine at the University of Frankfurt am Main. He concentrates on physical anthropology and genetics.

1936 - Mengele passes his state medical examination. He begins working at the university medical clinic in Leipzig.

1938 - He obtains his medical degree.
gollum
 
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Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 02:36 pm
@centrox,
centrox-

Thank you. Where did you find the information?
centrox
 
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Reply Mon 6 Mar, 2017 02:49 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:
Where did you find the information?

Google search "Josef Mengele medical qualifications" (without the quotes)

When he got his PhD and later his MD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Mengele

Also... studies 1935 and later
http://www.moreorless.net.au/killers/mengele.html

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