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December 17, 1938

Die natürliche Heilweise im Rahmen der Gesamtmedizin. Eine Vortragsreihe, veranstaltet von der Berliner Akademie für ärztliche Fortbildung, Berlin NW 7, Robert-Koch-Platz 7

JAMA. 1938;111(25):2330. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790510078031

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This collection of postgraduate lectures for physicians is symptomatic of modern Germany. Its avowed purpose is that underlying the "new German healing art": the aim to secure a synthesis of scientific medicine with "folk medicine," even though scientific medicine is, after all, the daughter of "folk medicine." It has happened here, as it does in families, that the daughter has lost the appreciation of the wisdom of the mother, while the latter does not understand her daughter any more. It is the sick who suffer therefor, especially those patients for whom the "nature remedies" are prescribed. There is nothing radically different, however, in this series of addresses by various lecturers from the trends of pre-Nazi Germany in the extolling of the value of physical and dietetic remedies: an emphasis that, in this country, which has a tendency to neglect these therapeutic measures, is even more needed than it is in

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