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Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945 : CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE - Paul Weindling

Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945

CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

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Published: 20th September 1993
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Based on a wealth of hitherto neglected archival sources, this study analyzes the origins, social composition and impact of eugenics in the context of the social and political tension of the rapidly industrializing Nazi empire. Until recently, historians of German racism have limited their analysis of the origins of the Holocaust to a handful of volkisch racial ideologies, overlooking the effects of racial ideas on biology, on the rapidly expanding medical profession and on public health services. Historians of medicine and social and political historians of modern Germany will be interested in this important book.

'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 serious students of modern German history.' Times Higher Education Supplement '... describes in horrifying detail how the German doctors' fear of an imagined national deterioration of one kind led them into complicity with a government whose degeneracy of another kind was all too real.' London Review of Books 'Paul Weindling's book is very good indeed ... [it] needs to be read by anyone embarking on a cultural history of the European world of 1900'. Norman Stone, The Guardian

Introduction: science and social cohesion
Social Darwinism
Between utopianism and racial hygiene
From hygiene to family welfare
Struggle for survival, the 1914-1918 war
Revolution and racial reconstruction
Weimar eugenics
The sick bed of democracy, 1929-32
Nazi racial hygiene
Eugenics and German politics
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ISBN: 9780521423977
ISBN-10: 052142397X
Series: CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 660
Published: 20th September 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.91