And sabotaged the nazis. W. norton & company. Weigl and Fleck thus found themselves fighting on two fronts.
And sabotaged the nazis. The Third Reich kept them alive because it needed their expertise on typhus, but in keeping them alive, the Nazis could not stop them from helping others. Fleck and Weigl found the calm to practice medical science-and to sabotage the goals of the oppressor. For their German bosses, meanwhile, the fight against typhus became a theater of medicine gone wrong. But there were degrees of wrongness and moral failure. Weigl’s boss was a pragmatic army doctor, Hermann Eyer.
Describes the true story of how the eccentric Polish scientist tasked by the Nazis to create a typhus vaccine .
Describes the true story of how the eccentric Polish scientist tasked by the Nazis to create a typhus vaccine hid the intelligentsia from the Gestapo by hiring them to work in his laboratory. How two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis. Allen, Arthur, 1959-. Lice, war, typhus, madness City on the edge of time The louse feeders The Nazi doctors and the shape of things to come War and epidemics Parasites The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Wiegl Armies of winter The terrifying clinic of Dr. Ding "Paradise" at Auschwitz Buchenwald : rabbit stew and fake vaccine Imperfect justice.
And no one who has lived through a typhus epidemic will ever forget it. The disease is transmitted by tiny arthropods that live snugly in the seams of warm clothing, which they do not leave, unless evicted, except to suck blood or-when the body they occupy has gone cold, or too hot with fever-to find a new human host
Weigl did work for the Nazis and Portions of this book are quite fascinating. This book provides an over view of the history of Typhus. The author goes into more detail of the typhus epidemics of WWI and WWII
Weigl did work for the Nazis and Portions of this book are quite fascinating. The description of the symptoms and epidemiology of Typhus as of Weigl's method of developing a vaccine are lucid and of considerable interest. Allen is especially interested in the r Ludwick Fleck who worked for Weigl for a time. Allen's treatment of Fleck's ideas is superficial and unfortunately he adopts Fleck's term 'thought collective' as a buzz word that he uses often in unenlightening ways. The author goes into more detail of the typhus epidemics of WWI and WWII. Some scientists call typhus the war disease.
Friday, February 2, 2018. Typhus is a disease of crowded conditions like refugee camps, ghettos, and for the great concern of the Germans, in their army on the Eastern Front. The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arthur Allen - 2012. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis by Arthur Allen is a fascinating book.
And we learn how Fleck fooled the Nazis by producing a vaccine he knew did nothing, while at the same time making a. .Both Weigl and Fleck were Polish scientists
And we learn how Fleck fooled the Nazis by producing a vaccine he knew did nothing, while at the same time making a real vaccine for laboratory workers and prisoners. Both Weigl and Fleck were Polish scientists.
The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr Weigl How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazi.
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Weigl's laboratory became a centre of intellectual activity and resistance
Weigl's laboratory became a centre of intellectual activity and resistance.
PDF On Nov 1, 2015, Chong-Gee Teo and others published The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How . When the First World. War broke, Weigl, stationed nearby to lead a laboratory to. control typhus among Russian prisoners of war, recruited. Fleck, then a student.
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From a laboratory in wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity.Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed―refugees, soldiers, and ghettoized peoples―causing hallucinations, terrible headaches, boiling fever, and often death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front and left the Reich desperate for a vaccine. For this they turned to the brilliant and eccentric Polish zoologist Rudolf Weigl.
In the 1920s, Weigl had created the first typhus vaccine using a method as bold as it was dangerous for its use of living human subjects. The astonishing success of Weigl’s techniques attracted the attention and admiration of the world―giving him cover during the Nazi’s violent occupation of Lviv. His lab soon flourished as a hotbed of resistance. Weigl hired otherwise doomed mathematicians, writers, doctors, and other thinkers, protecting them from atrocity. The team engaged in a sabotage campaign by sending illegal doses of the vaccine into the Polish ghettos while shipping gallons of the weakened serum to the Wehrmacht.
Among the scientists saved by Weigl, who was a Christian, was a gifted Jewish immunologist named Ludwik Fleck. Condemned to Buchenwald and pressured to re-create the typhus vaccine under the direction of a sadistic Nazi doctor, Erwin Ding-Schuler, Fleck had to make an awful choice between his scientific ideals or the truth of his conscience. In risking his life to carry out a dramatic subterfuge to vaccinate the camp’s most endangered prisoners, Fleck performed an act of great heroism.
Drawing on extensive research and interviews with survivors, Arthur Allen tells the harrowing story of two brave scientists―a Christian and a Jew― who put their expertise to the best possible use, at the highest personal danger.35 illlustrations