with oil and evipan injections, then removed their limbs and vital
organs. The time from the injection to death was between three and five
minutes, with the person being fully conscious until the last moment.
She made some of the most gruesome and painful medical experiments,
focused on deliberately inflicting wounds on the subjects. In order to
simulate the combat wounds of German soldiers fighting in the war, Herta
Oberheuser rubbed foreign objects, such as wood, rusty nails, slivers of
glass, dirt or sawdust into the wounds.
After WW2, in October 1946, the Nuremberg Medical Trial began,
lasting until August of 1947. Twenty-three German physicians and
scientists were accused of performing vile and potentially lethal
medical experiments on concentration camps inmates and other living
human subjects between 1933 and 1945.
Fifteen defendants were found guilty, and eight were acquitted. Of the
15, seven were given the death penalty and eight imprisoned.
Herta Oberheuser was the only female defendant in the medical trial. She
received a 20 year sentence but was released in April 1952 and became a
family doctor at Stocksee in Germany. Her license to practice medicine
was revoked in 1958.