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The Nazi War on Cancer
Robert N. Proctor

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CONTENTS
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix
PROLOGUE 3
CHAPTER 1 Hueper's Secret 13
Triumphs of the Intellect 15
"The Number One Enemy of the State" 20
Erwin Liek and the Ideology of Prevention 22
Early Detection and Mass Screening 27
CHAPTER 2 The Gleichschaltung of German Cancer Research 35
The Fates of Jewish Scientists 36
Registries and Medical Surveillance 40
The Rhetoric of Cancer Research 45
Romancing Nature and the Question of Cancer's Increase 51
CHAPTER 3 Genetic and Racial Theories 58
Cancer and the Jewish Question 58
Selection and Sterilization 68
CHAPTER 4 Occupational Carcinogenesis 73
Health and Work in the Reich 74
X-Rays and Radiation Martyrs 83
Radium and Uranium 93
Arsenic, Chromium, Quartz, and Other Kinds of Dusts 102
The Funeral Dress of Kings (Asbestos) 107
Chemical Industry Cancers 114
CHAPTER 5 The Nazi Diet 120
Resisting the Artificial Life 124
Meat versus Vegetables 126
The Fuhrer's Food 134
The Campaign against Alcohol 141
Performance-Enhancing Foods and Drugs 154
Foods for Fighting Cancer 160
Banning Butter Yellow 165
Ideology and Reality 170
CHAPTER 6 The Campaign against Tobacco 173
Early Opposition 176
Making the Cancer Connection 178
Fritz Lickint: The Doctor "Most Hated by the Tobacco Industry" 183
Nazi Medical Moralism 186
Franz H. Muller: The Forgotten Father of Experimental Epidemiology 191
Moving into Action 198
Karl Astel's Institute for Tobacco Hazards Research 206
Gesundheit uber Alles 217
Reemtsma's Forbidden Fruit 228
The Industry's Counterattack 238
Tobacco's Collapse 242
CHAPTER 7 The Monstrous and the Prosaic 248
The Science Question under Fascism 249
Complicating Quackery 252
Biowarfare Research in Disguise 258
Organic Monumentalism 264
Did Nazi Policy Prevent Some Cancers? 267
Playing the Nazi Card 270
Is Nazi Cancer Research Tainted? 271
The Flip Side of Fascism 277
NOTES 279
BIBLIOGRAPHY 351
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 365
INDEX 367

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