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Biologizing social facts: An early 20th century debate on Kraepelin‘s concepts of culture, neurasthenia, and degeneration
  • V. Roelcke
  • Psychology
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1997
The main arguments of the historical debate are reconstructed, with special regard to the professional and political context, and the importance of context-bound pre-’scientific‘ decisions for the process of formulating theoretical concepts in psychiatry and related disciplines is illustrated.
Medicine during the Nazi Period: Historical Facts and Some Implications for Teaching Medical Ethics and Professionalism
Since die early 1980s, much historical research has been done on medicine during the Nazi period, with two subheadings: the relationship between German physicians and the new regime and the fate of Jewish and socialist physicians under Nazi policies.
International Relations in Psychiatry: Britain, Germany, and the United States to World War II.
The decades around 1900 were crucial in the evolution of modern medical and social sciences, and in the formation of various national health services systems. The modern fields of psychiatry and
[Innovation and extermination--psychiatric research and "euthanasia" at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic 1939-1945].
It can be shown that the call for intensive therapy for those patients who were to be reintegrated into society was connected with the killing of those who were considered to be beyond reach of any active therapeutic approach.