Andrew Conway Ivy

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Andrew Conway Ivy (1893–1978) was appointed by the American Medical Association as its representative at the 1946 Nuremberg Medical Trial for Nazi doctors.

Ivy grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His father was a science professor and his mother was a teacher. Ivy trained in medicine and physiology in Chicago and taught at Northwestern University before becoming vice president of the University of Illinois, being responsible for the medicine, dentistry and pharmacy schools. From 1939 to 1941 he was president of the American Physiological Society. According to author Jonathan Moreno, by the end of the war he was probably the most famous doctor in the country.[1] He was author of the Green report.

When Ivy testified at the 1946 Nuremberg Medical Trial for Nazi war criminals, he misled the trial about the Green report, in order to strengthen the prosecution case: Ivy stated that the committee had debated and issued the report, when the committee had not met at that time.[2]

His reputation collapsed after 1949 when he steadfastly supported 'Krebiozen', an ineffective cancer drug.

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  1. ^ Moreno, Jonathan (2000). Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments On Humans. W. H Freeman and Company. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-415-92835-9. 
  2. ^ "Historian examines U.S. ethics in Nuremberg Medical Trial tactics, Andrew Ivy, a medical researcher and vice president of the University of Illinois at Chicago, testifies for the prosecution at the 1946 Nuremberg Medical Trial.". Larry Bernard. Archived from the original on 17 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-05.