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May 3, 1941

Handbuch der Erbkrankheiten

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Herausgegeben von Dr. Arthur Gütt, Staatssekretär a. D., SS.-Brigadeführer. Band VI: Die erbliche Taubheit und ihre Diagnostik. Von Dr. M. Schwarz, o. Professor und Vorstand der Universitäts-Ohren- und Hals-, Nasenklinik, Frankfurt a. M. Körperliche Missbildungen. Von Dr. Hellmut Eckhardt, Facharzt für Orthopädie, Geschäftsführer der Hauptabteilung II—Volksgesundheitspflege —des Reichsausschusses für Volksgesundheitsdienst und der Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft zur Bekämpfung des Krüppeltums. Paper. Price, 24 marks. Pp. 373, with 222 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(18):2121. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820180127030

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Abstract

This is the sixth volume of a handbook of hereditary diseases edited by Arthur Gütt, former state secretary of Germany in charge of institutions and measures for improvement of the German race and "SS.-Brigadeführer." For those who have not a more intimate knowledge of present Germany it may sound somewhat strange to read in the first sentences of Gütt's preface "Life is fight.... Germany has been forced to fight against her will by the British and French warmongers in 1939 as well as in 1914.... The German people is about to build up a new Europe and to start a new world order." Those statements of the editor in the preface to a scientific book may be surprising, all the more as war is the most antieugenic event which can be thought of. The book complies with the scientific standard indicated by the preface. It represents a compilation of arbitrarily

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