Posts Tagged ‘ doctors ’

Murder, Poisons, and Conversos

January 5, 2012

Dr. Rodrigo López was born in Portugal in the 16th century. He was a converso, a Jew who converted to Christianity, but he ended up leaving the country, fleeing the increasingly dogged efforts of the Inquisition, which aimed to persecute lapsed converts. In London–where he arrived in 1559–López became a charismatic and popular local physician, and a social climber.…

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A Gynecologist in Auschwitz

May 2, 2011
A gynecologist in aushwitz

In Auschwitz, the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele performed horrific experiments using Jews as human guinea-pigs. But in that same…

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