After the Fall: Political Whitewashing, Professional Posturing, and Personal Refashioning in the Postwar Career of Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer

@article{Weiss2010AfterTF,
  title={After the Fall: Political Whitewashing, Professional Posturing, and Personal Refashioning in the Postwar Career of Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer},
  author={Sheila Faith Weiss},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2010},
  volume={101},
  pages={722 - 758}
}
  • S. Weiss
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
Despite the numerous books and articles preoccupied with the formidable legitimizing role and unethical medical transgressions of the German human geneticist Otmar von Verschuer (1896–1969) during the Third Reich, scholars have neglected to focus on his career trajectory during the postwar period, especially in the years after he received the first chair of genetics on German soil in 1951. While an examination of von Verschuer's trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumph in post‐1945 West… 

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