Hitler: diagnosis of a destructive prophet

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Oxford University Press, 31 мар. 2000 г. - Всего страниц: 466
This book provides the first analysis of Hitler's life by a trained MD and practicing psychiatrist. Focusing especially on his medical and mental history, Redlich shows us precisely how Hitler's physical and mental health influenced his beliefs and behavior. Drawing upon medical records of Hitler's World War I injuries and subsequent illnesses, combined with a penetrating exploration of Hitler's writings, Redlich offers new insight into Hitler's vision of himself as a prophetic leader. The final chapter offers a psychiatric portrait of Hitler, and it is here that Redlich's analysis reveals the highly combustible mixture of denial, projection, sexual repression, paranoid delusion, and narcissistic rage that transformed Hitler from an aimless, friendless, and vaguely resentful youth into the most destructive force of the twentieth century. Complete with illustrations, critical medical reports by Hitler's personal physicians, and a medical glossary, this book brings to light the darkest recesses of one of the world's most impenetrable minds.

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HITLER: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet

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A study of Hitler's physical and psychological infirmities. There have been many attempts to explain Hitler's obsessive hatreds by pointing to his numerous supposed mental and bodily "abnormalities ... Читать весь отзыв

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Redlich (psychiatry, emeritus, UCLA) attempts to determine whether Hitler's actions were the result of physical and mental illnesses. Although the study of Hitler's mind is not new, this is perhaps ... Читать весь отзыв

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Family and Childhood
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Vienna
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Review Comments and Interpretations
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Fritz Redlich was born in Vienna in 1910 and received his medical doctorate from the University of Vienna in 1935. He was forced to emigrate to the United States in 1938. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angles, and formerly Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Dean, School of Medicine, Yale University.

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