WASHINGTON (Feb. 17)
The Supreme Court yesterday refused by the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal of inhuman medical experiments on prisoners and concentration camp victims. The 14 doctors appealed to the Supreme Court for a reversal of their convictions by the Nuremberg court last August.
The doctors were all Nazi military personal of high rank, including Dr. Karl Brandt, one-time personal physician to Hitler. They were convicted of performing medical experiments on Jews and other prisoners, including sterilization, #####ia, and executing #### by freezing and in gas chambers. Seven of the 14 had been sentenced to death but had won a stay of sentence until they could appeal to the Supreme Court. Fine are serving life sentences, one a 20-year sentence and another a 15-year term. No further avenue of appeal is open to them.