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The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl : how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis / Arthur Allen.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: RC199.6.P6 A44 2014

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    The story of "Jewish prisoner-scientists in Buchenwald who made a vaccine against ... typhus. Their untold secret: they provided the real vaccine to camp inmates but a fake one to German troops at the eastern front"--Dust jacket back.

    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.
    Variant Title
    How two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Allen, Arthur, 1959-
    Published
    New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
    Locale
    Poland
    Edition
    First edition
    Contents
    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 [sic]
    Armies of winter
    The terrifying clinic of Dr. Ding
    "Paradise" at Auschwitz
    Buchenwald : rabbit stew and fake vaccine
    Imperfect justice.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-358) and index.
    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 [sic] -- Armies of winter -- The terrifying clinic of Dr. Ding -- "Paradise" at Auschwitz -- Buchenwald : rabbit stew and fake vaccine -- Imperfect justice.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780393081015
    039308101X (hardcover)
    Physical Description
    viii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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