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Medicine and Modernity Public Health and Medical Care in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Germany

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ISBN-10: 0521524563

ISBN-13: 9780521524568

Edition: 2002

Authors: Manfred Berg, Geoffrey Cocks, David Lazar, Christof Mauch

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This collection of essays addresses, in a comprehensive and critical fashion, fundamental issues in the history of medicine in modern Germany.
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Manfred Berg is a professor of history at the Free University of Berlin, and executive director of the Center for U.S. Studies at the Leucorea Foundation of the Martin Luther King University of Halle-Wittenberg. He has authored or edited nine books.

Christof Mauch is Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., and a professor of modern history at the University of Cologne. He was the director of the OSS Oral History Project at Georgetown University and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, mostly in German.Jeremiah M. Riemer is a translator living in Washington, DC.

Introduction
To benefit the poor and advance medical science: hospitals and hospital care in Germany, 1820-1870
From traditional individualism to collective professionalism: state, patient, compulsory health insurance and the panel doctor question in Germany, 1883-1931
In search of German social Darwinism
Modern German doctors
The mentally ill patient caught between the state's demands and the professional interests of psychiatrists
Rationalizing the therapeutic arsenal
Sterilization and 'medical' massacres in National Socialist Germany
The Nuremberg doctors' trial and the German Sonderweg as harbinger
The debate that will not end: the politics of abortion
The sewering scandal of 1993 and the German medical establishment