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  • Title: Charles Patrick Carroll papers
    Date (inclusive): 1809-1999
    Collection Number: 2001C76
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and German
    Physical Description: 73 manuscript boxes (29.2 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, notes, conference papers, and printed matter, relating to medical ethics, and to medical, legal, moral and theological aspects of euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, assisted suicide, and related issues. Includes copies of transcripts of war crime trials of Nazi doctors at Nuremberg.
    Creator: Carroll, Charles Patrick
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2001.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Patrick Carroll papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    American Episcopalian priest.
    1916 Born, Kansas City, Missouri
    1937-1938 Student, Berlin, Germany
    1939 B.A., Yale University
    1945-1947 Teaching fellow, Department of Government, Harvard University
    1947-1948 Official observer, U.S. vs. Karl Brandt, et al.
    1947-1948 Assistant to the Director of the Civil Administration Division, Office of Military Government, United States
    1951 Ordained, Episcopal Church
    1967-1971 Protestant Chaplain, University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
    1972 Author, "Medicine without an Ethic," Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society
    1972-2002 Researched German medicine from 1895-1945
    1985 Board of Advisors, National Organization of Episcopalians for Life
    1994 Author, "Judeo-Christian View of Man's Nature Confirmed at Auschwitz," Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph
    1995 Author, "Nuremberg Judgment and Challenge: The Rediscovery of the Law above the Statutory," Journal of Legal Studies
    2004 Died, Colorado

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains correspondence, notes, conference papers, and printed matter, relating to medical ethics, euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, assisted suicide, and related issues. The bulk of the papers consists of research materials Carroll collected from 1972-2002 on German medicine, euthanasia, and the Holocaust.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    Nuremberg Medical Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1947
    Involuntary sterilization
    Assisted suicide
    Medical ethics