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Hitler's Gift: Scientists Who Fled Nazi Germany

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:681
  1. Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
  1. Oxfordshire

    Jean Medawar, David Pyke

    Richard Cohen, £20, pp 268

    ISBN 1 86066 172 6

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    Within three months of Hitler coming to power in January 1933, virtually all Jews in state institutions, which included most universities, had been sacked. Anti-Semitism had been rife in Europe for years, but the scale of the purge was unprecedented; some of the best departments were decimated.

    William Beveridge, director of the London School of Economics and “father” of the NHS, and Lionel Robbins …

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