Book ID: CBB632879516

Medical Memories and Experiences in Postwar East Germany: Treatments of the Past (2019)


Wahl, Markus (Author)


Publication Date: 2019
Physical Details: 238
Language: English

This book draws on the example of the major cities of Leipzig and Dresden to illustrate continuity and change in public health in the German Democratic Republic. Based on archival work, it will demonstrate how members of the medical profession successfully manipulated their pre-1945 past in order to continue practising, leading to persistence in the social conception of medicine and disease after Communism took hold. This was particularly evident in attitudes towards and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and the pathology of deviant behaviour among young people.

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Authors & Contributors
Bellingham, Peter John
Brons, Franziska
Chen, Xing
Eley, Geoff
Fahrni, Magdalena
Fan, Tie-quan
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Health and History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of the History of Dentistry
Science in Context
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
Yale University
John Donald
Johns Hopkins University Press
Public health
Medicine and society
Disease and diseases
Science and race
Goldberg, Emanuel
Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason, Sir
Mantegazza, Paolo
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
17th century
United States
Dresden (Germany)
San Francisco (California)
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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