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Doctors under Hitler

Author: Michael H Kater
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989.
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""A brilliant attempt to explain the profound historical crisis into which medicine had plummeted during the Nazi period with the tried methods of social history.""--Historische Zeitschrift""The author has drawn from an extraordinary range of sources, and the weight of evidence he compiles will certainly give pause to anyone who still wants to believe that professionals kept their hands clean in this era of great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Kater, Michael H., 1937-
Doctors under Hitler.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1989
(DLC) 89005466
(OCoLC)19264823
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Kater
ISBN: 0807876046 9780807876046
OCLC Number: 551316076
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 426 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1: Organizational and socioeconomic setting --
Supply, demand, and deployment of physicians --
The Nazi reshaping of the professional organization --
Medical specialization and income --
Practicing medicine in the third Reich --
2: The challenge of the Nazi movement --
Doctors in the Nazi party --
The Nazi physicians' league and other party affiliates --
Forms of resistance --
The problem of motivation reconsidered --
3: The dilemma of women physicians --
Demographic trends and tendencies --
Marriage, motherhood, and militancy --
University students --
Medica politica --
4: Medical faculties in crisis --
Infection of medical science with Nazi ideology --
The mechanics and essence of faculty politicization --
Anti-semitism, resistance, and the future of medical academia --
5: Students of medicine at the crossroads --
The development of the medical discipline in peace and in war --
Implications of politics and social class --
The so-called Jewish question and the quality of medical instruction --
6: The persecution of Jewish physicians --
The medicalization of the "Jewish question" --
Precarious legality: till September 1935 --
Progressive disfranchisement: from the 1935 Nuremberg race laws to delicensure in September 1938 --
The end of the Jewish doctors --
A chronicle of exile and a demographic reckoning --
The crisis of physicians and medicine under Hitler.
Responsibility: Michael H. Kater.

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In this history of medicine and the medical profession in the Third Reich, Michael Kater examines the career patterns, educational training, professional organization, and political socialization of  Read more...

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