Free Capt. Howard Levy M.D.

Title

Free Capt. Howard Levy M.D.

Subject

Anti-Vietnam War Movement

Description

In 1967, Captain Howard B. Levy faced a court-martial after declining to provide medical training for Green Berets heading to the war zone in Vietnam, arguing that such a practice was against medical and his personal ethics. The trial received national attention and raised questions about the responsibility of military doctors to teach soldiers medicine, as well as an individual’s right to refuse to participate in war crimes. Levy served two years in prison for his actions and his case ultimately reached the Supreme Court.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. 1967

Format

Button

Type

Physical Object

Collection

Citation

unknown, “Free Capt. Howard Levy M.D.,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed January 20, 2022, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/170.

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