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Racial hygiene : medicine under the Nazis

Author: Robert Proctor
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th printView all editions and formats
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Examines the participation of scientists and physicians in the construction of Nazi racial policy and discusses sterilization laws, euthanasia programs, public health policies, and the Holocaust.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Proctor
ISBN: 0674745787 9780674745780
OCLC Number: 440327129
Description: VIII, 414 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction 1. The Origins of Racial Hygiene 2. "Neutral Racism": The Case of Fritz Lenz 3. Political Biology: Doctors in the Nazi Cause 4. The Sterilization Law 5. The Control of Women 6. Anti-Semitism in the German Medical Community 7. The Destruction of "Lives Not Worth Living" 8. The "Organic Vision" of Nazi Racial Science 9. Medical Resistance: The Association of Socialist Physicians 10. The Politics of Knowledge Epilogue. Postwar Legacies Appendix A: German Medical journals under the Nazis Appendix B: University and Research Institutes Devoted to Racial Hygiene Bibliography Notes Index
Responsibility: Robert N. Proctor.

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