Julius Hallervorden

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Julius Hallervorden (October 21, 1882 – May 29, 1965) was a German physician and neuroscientist. In 1938, he became the head of the Neuropathology Department of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Brain Research. He was a member of the Nazi Party, and admitted to knowingly performing much of his controversial research on the brains of executed prisoners. Along with Hugo Spatz, he is credited with the discovery of Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome (now, in light of revelations of his Nazi past, more commonly referred to as Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration).[1][2]

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  1. ^ Strous, Rael D.; Morris C. Edelman (March 2007). "Eponyms and the Nazi Era: Time to Remember and Time For Change". Israel Medical Association Journal 9 (3): 207–214. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  2. ^ Shevell, Michael; Jüergen Peiffer (August 2001). "Julius Hallervorden's wartime activities: implications for science under dictatorship". Pediatr Neurol 25 (2): 162–165. PMID 11551747.