HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
1930s Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives

P> On the dietary front, efforts were not always simply for human health benefits, but also for economic health benefits. White bread was bad because it was deemed a "French revolutionary invention" and white flour because it was chemically treated. However, white bread also cost more to bake. Eating less bleached flour, meat, sugar and fat was not only healthy, but also economically sound.

The Nazi war against tobacco took many forms. Tobacco advertising was restricted and regulations were imposed to limit smoking by women and children. Basic science initiatives were also launched.

"The startling truth is that it was actually in Nazi Germany that the link was originally established (between cigarettes and lung cancer)," writes Proctor. "German tobacco epidemiology was, in fact, for a time, the most advanced in the world, as were many other aspects of the anti tobacco effort."

Proctor believes that the recognition of the dangers of tobacco was fostered by a political climate stressing the virtues of racial hygiene and bodily purity. In racial hygiene journals, smoking was associated with rebellion, jazz and swing dancing, degenerate blacks, Jews and Gypsies. Anti-smoking posters used inflammatory and insulting images of Africans, Jews and Indians.

Detection, prevention and treatment of cancer were important in Nazi medicine and an effort to gain good statistical control of a cancer registry was an early goal. However, because one in eight German physicians was Jewish, the regulations prohibiting Jewish doctors from treating anyone other than Jews severely disrupted the cancer registry and similar restrictions in universities strongly affected research.

The Penn State historian shows that public health initiatives were launched in the name of national socialism and that Nazi ideals informed the practice and popularization of science, guiding it, motivating it and reorienting it in ways we are only begi
'"/>

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
3-May-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
2. Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
3. Public policy should address the social factors behind ill health
4. Mailman School of Public Health researchers develop infectious disease diagnostic tool
5. Public interest advocates question NIH Enhanced Access policy
6. National Academies News: William H. Foege to receive Public Welfare Medal, Academys highest honor
7. Rikke set to present the Geron Corporation - Samuel Goldstein Distinguished Publication Lecture
8. GSA confers 2004 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award to W. Ontarios Connidis and McMullin
9. Latest Public Policy & Aging Report forecasts possible US labor shortage
10. $25 million funds health promotion studies at UT School of Public Health
11. AAN 2004 Public Leadership Award goes to Leon Fleisher, musician who overcame dystonia

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Fascism Spawned Public Health Initiatives

(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Hope For The Warriors® ... Celebration to be hosted in Washington, DC on Thursday, ... This signature event honors the courage of our wounded ... fallen. Proceeds from the Got Heart, Give Hope® Celebration ... dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... WA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 “Have you ... an auto accident and personal injury lawyer serving the greater ... that incident? If so, then keep reading . , ... that individuals injured in an auto accident can use to ... Jones explains that a personal injury insurance claim will allow ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... The “Human Insulin Market by ... Premixed), Modern Human Insulin (Rapid Acting, Long Acting, ... Tresiba, Others) - Forecast to 2019” provides a ... current market trends,and strategies impacting the global human ... of the revenue and share analysis. , Browse ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... publishers to speech-enable their websites and create a new ... users to consume content by listening to a narration ... in multiple reader genders and languages. Users can ... work, check social networks, while consuming content. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Over ... the Global Bureau of Disease, low back pain is the ... the most common reasons for missed work. Americans spend at ... this pain. , Most cases of back pain are not ... mechanical (non-organic) origin. , For example, Pete, a busy accountant, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hope For The Warriors Announces Got Heart, Give Hope Celebration in Washington, DC 2Health News:Five Questions to Determine Who Qualifies for a Personal Injury Claim Recently Released by The Jones Firm in Recent Article 2Health News:Human Insulin Market by Product Types and Brand Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Human Insulin Market by Product Types and Brand Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Human Insulin Market by Product Types and Brand Worth $42 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Mixberry Media, First To Offer Article Voice Narration with Integrated Audio Advertising 2Health News:Physical Therapists Learn to Relieve Low Back Pain 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... British Columbia and MENLO PARK, Calif. ... (OTCQB: DMPI) ("DelMar" "the company") announced today a protocol ... trial had been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug ... 50mg/m 2 has been opened at three clinical trial ... company also confirmed that gross proceeds of US$2.9 million have ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 ,Weight Loss- Market Analysis, ... report provides comprehensive insights about phase III pipeline drugs ... of the report is to establish the understanding for ... across the different countries and regions. While the leading ... also provides details on the drug master filings across ...
(Date:8/18/2014)... Israel , Aug. 19, 2014 Immune ... Stockholm : "IMNP"), a biotechnology company, today announced ... its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market has been ... NASDAQ OMX Group. IMMUNE,s common stock is expected to begin ... trading on August 21, 2014 under the symbol IMNP. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 2DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 3DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 4DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 5DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 6DelMar Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Glioblastoma Clinical Trial and Results of Warrant Tender Offer 7Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 2Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 3Weight Loss Market Analysis, Global API Manufacturers and Phase III Pipeline Assessment, 2014 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Announces Approval for Listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market 4
Cached News: