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Ravenous : Otto Warburg, the Nazis, and the search for the cancer-diet connection / Sam Apple.

Apple, Sam, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 616.99 APPLE (Text) 34706001713801 Non-Fiction 900-999 Checked out 09/23/2021
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville B WARBURG, OTTO APPLE (Text) 33946003982498 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 09/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631493157
  • ISBN: 1631493159
  • Physical Description: xxii, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
"A chemical laboratory of the most amazing kind" -- "The great unsolved problem" -- Magic bullets -- Glucose, cancer, and the crown prince -- "Slaves of the light" -- The Warburg effect -- The emperor of Dahlem -- "The eternal Jew" -- "The herb garden" of Dachau -- The age of Koch -- "I refused to intervene" -- Coming to America -- Two engines -- "Strange new creatures of our own making" -- The prime cause of cancer -- Cancer and diet -- Lost and found -- The metabolism revival -- Diabetes and cancer -- The insulin hypothesis -- Sugar -- The evil twin.
Summary, etc.:
"The extraordinary story of the Nazi-era scientific genius who discovered how cancer cells eat-and what it means for how we should. The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg-a cousin of the famous finance Warburgs-was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity's understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it"-- Provided by publisher.
Nobel laureate Otto Warburg was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the twentieth century, a man whose research was integral to humanity's understanding of cancer. He was also among the most despised figures in Nazi Germany. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and saw Warburg as Germany's best chance of survival. Apple shows that Warburg's metabolic approach to cancer was eclipsed after the postwar discovery of the structure of DNA set off a search for the genetic origins of cancer. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Warburg, Otto Heinrich, 1883-1970.
Biochemists > Germany > Biography.
Cancer > Nutritional aspects.
Cancer cells > Growth.
Cancer > Research > Germany > History > 20th century.
Science and state > Germany > History > 20th century.
National socialism and medicine.
National socialism and science.
Warburg, Otto Heinrich, 1883-1970.
Biochemistry > history.
Neoplasms > history.
Neoplasms > diet therapy.
Neoplasms > prevention & control.
History, 20th Century.
Germany.
Genre: Biographies.

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