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Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Paul Weindling

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

How did typhus come to be viewed as a ‘Jewish disease’ and what was the connection between the anti-typhus measures during the First World War and the Nazi gas chambers and other genocidal medical ... More


Disease as Metamorphosis

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Delousing became routine during World War I, as a result of the recent discovery that lice spread typhus. In Nazi Germany, ethnic undesirables were stigmatized as human vermin and as poisoning the ... More


The First World War and Combating Lice

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0020
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Armed with the discovery that the louse was the carrier of typhus, Nazi Germany's military hygienists set out to ameliorate the squalid conditions in the trenches on the Western Front during World ... More


The Sanitary Iron Curtain: The Relief of Polish and Russian Typhus

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0028
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The breakdown of the cordon of preventive delousing stations, erected during the German occupation of Russian Poland, fuelled fears that a typhus epidemic was poised to race across Europe. The ... More


Delousing and the Holocaust

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0041
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Typhus became virtually extinct in Germany before World War II, but during the war it rocketed to levels at least as high as during the World War I. It is hard to know whether the initially low rates ... More


‘Victory with Vaccines’: Human Guinea-pigs and Louse-feeders

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0046
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Developing a typhus vaccine was to boost Germany's medical and racial defences. Given that typhus was a primitive ‘Asiatic’ disease spread by racial vermin, an effective vaccine was required to ... More


From Medical Research to Biological Warfare

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0051
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Campaigns against insects in the east became entwined with preparations for biological warfare. The idea of unleashing disease pathogens to destroy Nazi Germany's enemies fascinated disinfection ... More


Clinical Trials on Trial

Paul Julian Weindling

in Epidemics and Genocide in Eastern Europe, 1890–1945

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206910
eISBN:
9780191677373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206910.003.0052
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Before World War II ended, allied medical experts devised stringent measures to prevent a massive ‘blow up’ of epidemic typhus in Germany. The United States of America Typhus Commission (USATC) ... More


Suppression and Resistance

David W. Akin

in Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838140
eISBN:
9780824870874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838140.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter recounts the events surrounding the “Operation Delouse,” by which leaders of Maasani Rule were arrested. Early on the morning of August 31, 1947, three forces commanded by Donald ... More


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