Medical Books: Banned, Recalled and Objectionable
Items linked below are found in the Rutgers Libraries collections.
by Sir William Lawrence
In 1822 the British Government banned this book due to claims the author made that theology and metaphysics have no place in medical research.
After 1997, the publisher of this work voluntarily ceased publication due to links between its production and the Nazi Party.
Hubbard C. (2001). Eduard Pernkopf’s Atlas of Topographical and Applied Human Anatomy: the continuing ethical controversy. Anatomical Record. 265(5), 207-211.
This 1971 medical anatomy textbook was boycotted by Association of Women in Science and later withdrawn by the publisher for its depiction of women.
by Wilhelm Reich
In 1956, the United States Government banned these three books and put the author in jail due to claims he made about the sexual, healing properties of a purported life force called orgone.