8 March 1990
Show More Faces of Degeneration: A European Disorder, c.1848-c.1918 by Daniel Pick.
Cambridge, 275 pp., £27.50, October 1989, 0 521 36021 8Show More
Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism 1870-1945 by Paul Weindling.
Cambridge, 641 pp., £55, October 1989, 0 521 36381 0Show More
“... Degeneration shows how the general theme of human ‘degeneracy’ assumed particular prominence in European scientific, social and literary thought during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and PaulWeindling’s Health, Race and German Politics documents how many of these same ideas contributed to the nightmare of Nazi Germany. Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection set much of the ...”