Karl Brandt: The Nazi Doctor: Medicine and Power in the Third Reich

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 15, 2007 - History - 496 pages
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Some sixty years after the Nuremberg trials, interest in the
leading figures of the Third Reich continues unabated. Here, Ulf Schmidt
recounts the meteoric rise of one of Hitler's most trusted advisers, Karl Brandt.





As Reich Commissioner
for Health and Sanitation, Karl Brandt became the highest medical authority in
the Nazi regime. He was entrusted with the killing of handicapped children and
adults - the so-called ‘Euthanasia' Program - and played a part in illegal
medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners. What drove a rational,
highly cultured, idealistic and talented young medic to become responsible for
mass murder and criminal human experimentation on a previously unimaginable
scale? This riveting biography explores in detail the level of culpability of one
of the most intriguing of the Nuremberg Nazis.





Ulf Schmidt presents
an incisive study of Brandt's political power as a way of exploring the contradictions
of Nazi medicine in which the care for wounded civilians and soldiers existed
side by side with the murder of tens of thousands of unwanted people. Brandt's eventual capture and trial at
Nuremberg in 1947 is also described in detail.





This book is the first major biography of Brandt,
featuring substantial unseen documentation, and a lasting reminder of the
horrors of the Third Reich

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"Karl Brandt: The Nazi Doctor, Medicine and Power in the Third Reich" is the first full biography of Hitler's escort physician, who became the Reich Commissioner for Health and Sanitation, and the ... Read full review

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Great book if you want to learn more about the medical issues of the nazi regime. Read full review

Contents

The Ambitious Idealist
19
Becoming Hitlers Doctor
53
Hitlers Envoy
87
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Dr Ulf Schmidt is Professor of Modern History at the University of Kent, Canterbury, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Research Associate at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford.

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