Medicine: Ailing Germany

Primary Nazi propaganda is the assertion that the Germans of today are tough, strong, exuberantly healthy. Actually, they are an ailing, weakened people; Germany's state of public health is like that of a country in the last throes of a war of attrition. Such was the burden of medical reports which reached the U. S. last week— by way of Das Neue Tage-Buch, a Parisian anti-Nazi paper, but based on official statistics of the Reichsgesundheits-amt (Reich Department of Health).*

Main symptom of Germany's bad condition is the increase of disease since 1933, as shown in the following table (the figures for 1938...

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