One of the horrors you hear about when reading about Auschwitz was that of its chief doctor, Dr. Josef Mengele. Reportedly, he performed hundreds if not thousands of experiments upon prisoners, most of which were more akin to torture than to scientific research.
However, did he learn anything of importance? Anything used today? Not to condone his actions at all, but it seems there is a wide variety of things we can’t fully research because the research would cause undue pain or simply go outside the bounds of human decency. A situation like Mengele’s would be one of the few times to look into these things (not that his experiemtns weren’t cruel or outside of decency, rather that he didn’t care and wasn’t accountable to anyone).
Were his records ever read? Was anything used or useful? Would he even be credited if he did? I imagine that reccommending the Mengele Treatment would be a hard sell in the E.R.
“I guess one person can make a difference, although most of the time they probably shouldn’t.”