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By Mary Fulbrook

The 3rd version of A background of Germany lines the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany on the grounds that 1918.

- bargains a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German history

- Treats German background from 1918-2008 from the viewpoint of department and reunification, overlaying East and West German historical past in equivalent depth

- Covers the self-destructive Weimar Republic, the extremes of genocide and armed forces aggression within the Nazi period, the department of the state within the chilly battle, and the cave in of communist East Germany and unification in 1990

- new version contains updates all through, specially masking the Nazi interval and the Holocaust; a brand new bankruptcy on Germany because the Nineteen Nineties; and a considerably revised and up to date bibliography

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Peasant wives who were traditionally used to natural childbirth became increasingly susceptible to miscarriages because of heavy work loads in the fields; consequently, they tended to favor adjacent small-town clinics. l 2 Conti, nevertheless, was steadfast. Partially because of his ingrained dislike of clinical medicine, but also because hospital beds were becoming seriously scarce in war, he promulgated ordinances in late 1939 that raised the legal retirement age for midwives from sixty-five to seventy and further encouraged childbirth at the home.

Peasant wives who were traditionally used to natural childbirth became increasingly susceptible to miscarriages because of heavy work loads in the fields; consequently, they tended to favor adjacent small-town clinics. l 2 Conti, nevertheless, was steadfast. Partially because of his ingrained dislike of clinical medicine, but also because hospital beds were becoming seriously scarce in war, he promulgated ordinances in late 1939 that raised the legal retirement age for midwives from sixty-five to seventy and further encouraged childbirth at the home.

74 During the war, the physicians' automobiles lost their functions as symbols of pleasure and prestige (as, indeed, they did for most other strata of German upper society), for they were often requisitioned by the Wehrmacht or consigned by the KVD to emergency and replacement doctors. It was forbidden to enjoy them in private, and contraventions were sternly prosecuted. 75 The change came at a time when most physicians were impelled to reconsider not only the worth of their material possessions but also the very substance of their calling.

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