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Author Boaz, Rachel E.

Title In search of "Aryan blood" : serology in interwar and National Socialist Germany / Rachel E. Boaz
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource
Series CEU Press studies in the history of medicine, 2079-1119 ; v. 4
CEU Press studies in the history of medicine ; v. 4
Contents The Emergence of Blood Science -- "Contagious Blood" in German Fiction and Early Blood Science -- Origins of Serology -- The Völkisch Notion of "Blood Defilement" -- Seroanthropology -- Jewish Physicians and Blood Science -- Postwar Blood Science -- Seroanthropology in the Early 1920S : Blood, Race, and Eugenics -- Frigyes Verzár and Oszkár Weszeczky : Seroanthropological Research in Hungary -- Surveying "Native Germans" -- Blood Type and Genetic Inferiority -- Völkisch Research -- Organizing seroanthropology : the Establishment of the German Institute for Blood Group Research -- Otto Reche and Racial Anthropology -- The German Institute for Blood Group Research -- Seroanthropology at its Height : Distinguishing Those with "Pure Blood" -- Studies of "Native Germans" -- Biased Research -- The Jew as Examiner and Examined -- Manoiloff's "Serochemistry" and Jewish Blood -- Seroanthropological Analysis of Jews -- Völkisch Propaganda -- Jews and Seroanthropology -- Blood as Metaphor and Science in the Nuremberg Race Laws -- Seroanthropology in 1933 -- Proponents of Seroanthropology -- Racial "Reform" under Nazism -- "Blood Defilement" -- Diverse Means of "Blood Defilement" -- Seroanthropological Research in the Third Reich -- The German Institute for Blood Group Research -- The Pedagogy and Practice of Seroanthropology During World War II -- Seroanthropology and National Socialist Medicine -- Seroanthropological Research -- Seroanthropology and Nazi Racial Ideology -- Clinical Serology
Summary Explores the course of development of German seroanthropology from its origins in World War I until the end of the Third Reich. Gives an all encompassing interpretation of how the discovery of blood groups in around 1900 galvanised not only old mythologies of blood and origin but also new developments in anthropology and eugenics in the 1920s and 1930s. Boaz portrays how the personal motivations of blood scientists influenced their professional research, ultimately demonstrating how conceptually indeterminate and politically volatile the science of race was under the Nazi regime
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Anthropology -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Antisemitism -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Biopolitics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
National socialism and medicine -- History.
Racism in anthropology -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Racism in medicine -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Serology -- Political aspects -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 6155053456 (electronic bk.)
9786155053450 (electronic bk.)