GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Current research includes:
Dr. Hildebrandt is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, and a lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. After medical studies at the University of Marburg, Germany, and a professional start in experimental rheumatology, she became an anatomical educator. In this capacity she worked at the University of Michigan Medical School from 2002 to 2013, and since then at Harvard. Her research interests are the history and ethics of anatomy, and specifically the history of anatomy in National Socialist Germany, a field in which she is an internationally recognized expert. One focus of her work is the restoration of biographies of victims of the Holocaust. Her educational approach integrates anatomy, medical history and medical ethics. She teaches these topics at Harvard Medical School and Harvard College. Her book “The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich”, published by Berghahn Books in 2016 and in paperback July 2017, is the first systematic study of anatomy during National Socialism.
Neurosurgery, May 8, 2018
Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, July 1, 2017
ESMO open, June 23, 2017
Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, February 20, 2017
Remembering the victims of abusive practice in anatomy: the example of Nazi Germany, January 1, 2017
Anatomical sciences education, December 2, 2016
JAMA, July 5, 2016
Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, March 7, 2016
The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich, January 16, 2016
Medizinhistorisches Journal,, January 1, 2016
Hildebrandt, Sabine. The Anatomy of Murder, Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich. New York: Berghahn , 2017. Print.
Hildebrandt S, Czarnowski G. Research on the boundary between life and death: coercive experiments on pregnant women and their fetuses during National Socialism. In: Weindling PJ (ed.): From clinic to concentration camp. Reassessing Nazi medical and racial research, 1933-1945. London: Routledge, p73-100, 2017.
Hildebrandt S, Seidelman WE. Invited Editorial. Where do they come from? A call for complete transparency regarding the origin of human tissues in research. ESMO Open, online journal for the European Society of Oncology, DOI: 10.1136/esmoopen-2017-000201 Published 23 June 2017.
Kahn PA, Champney TH, Hildebrandt S. The incompatibility of the use of unclaimed bodies with ethical anatomical education in the United States. Anat Sci Educ. 2017 Mar; 10(2):200-201. PMID: 27911987. View in: PubMed
Hildebrandt S, Benedict S, Miller E, Gaffney M, Grodin MA. "Forgotten" Chapters in the History of Transcervical Sterilization: Carl Clauberg and Hans-Joachim Lindemann. J Hist Med Allied Sci. 2017 Jul 01; 72(3):272-301. PMID: 28873982.View in: PubMed
Hildebrandt S. Strkalj G, Pather N (eds.): Commemoration and Memorials in Anatomy. Remembering the victims of abusive practice in anatomy: the example of Nazi Germany. 2017.
Hildebrandt S, Czarnowski G. Alfred Pischinger (1899-1983): An Austrian career in anatomy continuing through National Socialism to postwar leadership. Ann Anat. 2017 May; 211:104-113. PMID: 28219632. View in: PubMed
Hildebrandt S, Villiez Av, Seidelman WE. Posthumous testimony for Dr. Leo Gross and his family: the restoration of the ‘lost’ biography of a physician victim of the Holocaust. Medizinhistorisches Journal,. 2016; (4):295-326.