Medicine: Feeding the Reichswehr

How the German Army fills the belly it marches on was described in scientific detail last week by a Viennese food expert now in Manhattan. In the New York State Journal of Medicine Dr. Max Bernhard Gerson presented a summary of military food facts gleaned from almost two dozen German medical journals.

Sickly Recruits. In 1934, when Hitler was rebuilding the German Army, military doctors found that even in such healthy cities as Kiel, the number of perfect human specimens was "frightfully low"—only 12.6%. Only half the men examined in that district were sturdy enough to join the Army. Even among the...

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