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Health, race, and German politics between national unification and Nazism, 1870-1945

Author: Paul Weindling
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993, ©1989.
Series: Cambridge history of medicine.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats

Analysis of the orgins of the holocaust traditionally centres around voelkisch racial ideologies, overlooking the effects of racial ideas on biology and health. Based on a wealth of hitherto  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Weindling
ISBN: 052142397X 9780521423977
OCLC Number: 29574402
Description: x, 641 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: science and social cohesion; 1. Social Darwinism; 2. Between utopianism and racial hygiene; 3. From hygiene to family welfare; 4. Struggle for survival, the 1914-1918 war; 5. Revolution and racial reconstruction; 6. Weimar eugenics; 7. The sick bed of democracy, 1929-32; 8. Nazi racial hygiene; 9. Eugenics and German politics.
Series Title: Cambridge history of medicine.
Responsibility: Paul Weindling.


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'Weindling's book is a major contribution to an important subject. It brings a mass of fascinating detail to bear on the medical origins of Nazi exterminism. And will be required reading for all Read more...

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