Medical science must purge itself of its Nazi past, suggests a Canadian professor who is advocating an end to medical terms named after doctors linked to wartime atrocities, and formal investigations of hospitals that may still hold specimens from Hitler-era human experiments.

The call from Dalhousie’s Dr. Michael Cohen comes as growing attention is paid to the legacy of medical research conducted in Germany and Austria on thousands of Third Reich victims. Germany’s main anatomy association is even planning a forum on Nazi-era science this September.

“German scientists for a long time have not really looked into their own pasts,” said Dr. Andreas Winkelmann of Berlin’s Charit