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A photograph of the results of a medical experiment dealing with phosphorous, that was carried out by doctors at Ravensbrueck.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78787

A photograph of the results of a medical experiment dealing with phosphorous, that was carried out by doctors at Ravensbrueck.

In the experiment, a mixture of phosphorus and rubber was applied to the skin and ignited. After twenty seconds, the fire was extinguished with water and then wiped with R17. After three days, the burn was treated with Echinacin in liquid form. After two weeks the wound had healed. This photograph, taken by a camp physician, was entered as evidence during the Doctors Trial at Nuremberg.

Date
1943 November 19 - 1943 December 29
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2017-03-14 00:00:00
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