Pernkopf Atlas: streaming video

Check out streaming video of a recent talk that was given about the Pernkopf Atlas!

Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas of topographical and applied human anatomy is considered to be a classic among anatomy atlases. First published in 1938, the hand drawn illustrations in the atlas are considered by some to be works of art. However, in the mid-1990’s evidence came to light that the cadavers used by Pernkopf were victims of the Nazi Party. Additionally, some of the artists that worked on the Atlas signed their works with icons of the Nazi Party.

Much discussion has occurred in the last 12 years about what should be done with the atlas and there are many points of view. Join us as a panel of experts discuss these issues. The panel will consist of:

  • Erin Egan, MD, JD – Program Director for the Holocaust in Contemporary Bioethics Program who will serve as moderator
  • Michal Atlas, MLS – a librarian who has researched and presented on the issues surrounding the atlas
  • Rabbi Raphael Leban representing the Jewish Experience
  • Martin Garnar, MLS – a librarian at Regis University who has worked with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office of Intellectual Freedom
  • Mike Carry, MD, PhD – a professor in the Cell & Developmental Biology Department at UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

View the video (Windows Media format)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Bioethics & Humanities
and the Health Sciences Library