ISBN13:978-0465098460 ISBN10: 0465098460 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0465098446 ISBN10: 0465098444
Summary: In this path-breaking work of intellectual and cultural history, Glass argues that the answers lie in the rise of a particular ethos of public health and sanitation that emerged from the German medical establishment and filtered down to the common people. Building his argument on a trove of documentary evidence, including the records of the German medical community and of other professional groups, he traces the development in the years following WWI of theories of racial hygiene tha
t singled out the Jews as an infectious disease, and that determined them as ''life unworthy of life'' in the works of Nazi propagandists and German scientists.
Summary: In this path-breaking work of intellectual and cultural history, Glass argues that the answers lie in the rise of a particular ethos of public health and sanitation that emerged from the German medical establishment and filtered down to the common people. Building his argument on a trove of documentary evidence, including the records of the German medical community and of other professional groups, he traces the development in the years following WWI of theories of racial hygiene that singled out the Jews as an infectious disease, and that determined them as ''life unworthy of life'' in the works of Nazi propagandists and German scientists. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Basic Books, Inc. Published: 06/28/1999 International: No
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