Category Archives: Fascism and Medicine

Fascist International Health

By David Brydan In November 1941, health officials and experts from 20 states attended an international tuberculosis conference in Berlin, founding a new international association to fight the disease.[i] On the surface, it appeared to be a straightforward example of

Fascist International Health

By David Brydan In November 1941, health officials and experts from 20 states attended an international tuberculosis conference in Berlin, founding a new international association to fight the disease.[i] On the surface, it appeared to be a straightforward example of

Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Mussolini’s Speech to Medical Doctors

By Francesco Buscemi On January 28, 1932, Mussolini delivered a speech to Medical Doctors at the inauguration of the National Congress of the trade unions of Fascist physicians.[i] The speech was also published in the newspaper Il Popolo d’Italia the

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Medicine in Interwar and Vichy France

By Caroline Campbell Why might a country with strong democratic traditions embrace fascistic forms of governance? How does the history of medicine shed light on the critical question of how radicals undermine popular support for democratic principles? France provides us

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during

Fascism and Behavioral Psychology in China

By Emily Baum When one thinks of the countries where fascism flourished in the early twentieth century, China does not immediately spring to mind.[1] Rather, fascism in Asia tends to be associated with the Japanese, who fought alongside Germany during

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The

The Nazi Microbiota

By Tristan Landry During and after the First World War, food was of critical importance in Germany. As a result, large sums of money were invested in science by the State (“Germany’s last national resource”) during the Weimar Republic. The