Cover: Racial Hygiene in PAPERBACK

Racial Hygiene

Medicine Under the Nazis

Add to Cart

Product Details


$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674745780

Publication Date: 03/15/1990


464 pages

36 halftones, 14 line illustrations, 9 tables


  • 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

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, Menander Rhetor. Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Ars Rhetorica, edited and translated by William H. Race, Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press

Speech! Speech!

Loeb Classical Library General Editor Jeffrey Henderson introduces four new volumes on oratory and rhetoric. In spring 2019 the Loeb Classical Library significantly expands its coverage in an area central to public life in both Greece and Rome: the theory and practice of formal speech. Already in Homer’s Iliad, heroism required

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.