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Racial Hygiene

Medicine under the Nazis

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

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

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