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The Heretics’ Hour: Nazi Germany’s Firsts in Science, Medicine, Health

February 27, 2012

Nazi anti-smoking poster

A 1941 anti-smoking ad. In English: “He does not devour it, it devours him. The Chainsmoker”

Rodney Martin joins Carolyn Yeager to survey some of the high achievements that were accomplished under the Third Reich. Topics include:

  • 300,000 patents and copyrights taken by the Allies without compensation from defeated Germany;
  • A general emphasis on public health: preventive medicine;
  • “War on Cancer,” anti-smoking campaign, asbestos dangers discovered;
  • Understanding and treating hypothermia;
  • The development of the helicopter, rocketry, jet aircraft and stealth bombers;
  • Developments of important synthetics, including fibers, fuels and buna rubber;
  • Magnetic tape recording, cinematic innovations, and much more.

Carolyn reads about the holocaust of Hamburg in The Fire: The Bombing of Germany 1940-1945 in the first half-hour.

27 MB / 32 kbps mono / 1 hour 56 min.

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