We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book written by a long-time friend to and trainer at IICI, John Tobin.
A Terrible Aberration: When doctors and health professionals compromise their medical ethics at the bidding of the state
In this book he examines from the standpoint of medical ethics and international humanitarian law how the medical and associated professions can be used by state agencies to inflict harm upon individuals.
Unfortunately, the medical profession has in the past and more recently been involved in such abuses as torture, capital punishment, judicial corporal punishments, forced feeding, forced sterilisation, deliberately demeaning body cavity searches, declaring individuals as fit for punishment and inappropriate psychiatric interventions. Many medical professionals have refused to allow their skills to be abused by the state agencies and have actively defied the human rights abusers often at great personal risk.