The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl

How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

Book - 2014
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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.
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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, W.W. Norton & Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393081015
Branch Call Number: 614.5 Allen 2014
Characteristics: viii, 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Aug 09, 2015

An interesting account of the scientific research about typhus and the body louse in the first half of the 20th century in Europe; and the impact of the typhus disease on World War 2 and its consequences. This book has endnotes and an index but lacks a bibliography.


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