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Inventory of the Charles Patrick Carroll papers
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  • Title: Charles Patrick Carroll papers
    Date (inclusive): 1809-1999
    Collection Number: 2001C76
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    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.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: In English and German
    Creator: Carroll, Charles Patrick.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles Patrick Carroll papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2001.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    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

    Assisted suicide.
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
    Medical ethics.
    Nuremberg Medical Trial, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1947.
    Sterilization, Eugenic.