Nazi War on Cancer

ISBN-10: 0691070512

ISBN-13: 9780691070513

Edition: 1999

Authors: Robert N. Proctor

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This text focuses on the discovery that Nazi scientists were decades ahead of other countries in promoting health reforms that we today regard as progressive and socially responsible.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Giancarlo Succi is Professor of the Faculty of Computer Science and Director at the Center for Applied Software Engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.Robert N. Proctoris Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University and author ofCancer Wars, Racial Hygiene, andThe Nazi War on CancerHe is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

List of Illustrations
Prologue
Hueper's Secret
Triumphs of the Intellect
"The Number One Enemy of the State"
Erwin Liek and the Ideology of Prevention
Early Detection and Mass Screening
The Gleichschaltung of German Cancer Research
The Fates of Jewish Scientists
Registries and Medical Surveillance
The Rhetoric of Cancer Research
Romancing Nature and the Question of Cancer's Increase
Genetic and Racial Theories
Cancer and the Jewish Question
Selection and Sterilization
Occupational Carcinogenesis
Health and Work in the Reich
X-Rays and Radiation Martyrs
Radium and Uranium
Arsenic, Chromium, Quartz, and Other Kinds of Dusts
The Funeral Dress of Kings (Asbestos)
Chemical Industry Cancers
The Nazi Diet
Resisting the Artificial Life
Meat versus Vegetables
The Fuhrer's Food
The Campaign against Alchol
Performance-Enhancing Foods and Drugs
Foods for Fighting Cancer
Banning Butter Yellow
Ideology and Reality
The Campaign against Tobacco
Early Opposition
Making the Cancer Connection
Fritz Lickint: The Doctor "Most Hated by the Tobacco Industry"
Nazi Medical Moralism
Franz H. Muller: The Forgotten Father of Experimental Epidemiology
Moving into Action
Karl Astel's Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research
Gesundheit uber Alles
Reemtsma's Forbidden Fruit
The Industry's Counterattack
Tobacco's Collapse
The Monstrous and the Prosaic
The Science Question under Fascism
Complicating Quackery
Biowarfare Research in Disguise
Organic Monumentalism
Did Nazi Policy Prevent Some Cancers?
Playing the Nazi Card
Is Nazi Cancer Research Tainted?
The Flip Side of Fascism
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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