The Nazi War on Cancer

The Nazi War on Cancer

by Robert N. Proctor


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The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor

Robert Proctor recently made the explosive discovery that Nazi Germany was decades ahead of other countries in promoting health reforms that we today regard as progressive and socially responsible, including anti-smoking campaigns, restrictions on asbestos, pesticides, and food dyes, and the promotion of vegetarianism. Proctor explores these findings and concludes that the Nazi's forward-looking health activism stemmed from the ideal of a racial utopia reserved exclusively for pure and healthy Germans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691001968
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 04/19/1999
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.41(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author

Robert N. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Cancer Wars: How Politics Shapes What We Know and Don't Know about Cancer; Racial Hygiene: Medicine under the Nazis; and Value-Free Science? Purity and Power in Modern Knowledge.

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