Reactions of German medical intelligentsia to World War i

Kästner, I.

Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete 36(11): 626-629

1990


ISSN/ISBN: 0049-8610
PMID: 2085050
Document Number: 366969
Starting from the ideological position of physicians before the first world war it is shown that the majority of physicians accepted this war and that pacifists among them belonged to a minority, which, however, relentlessly unmasked the culture-destroying effect of war and stood up against the preparations for a new war after the suppression of the november revolution. Furthermore it is referred to the motives for the undiscriminating acceptance and support of fascist ideology by the majority of German physicians.

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