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you have to look at the "Heilpraktiker" business from a historical angle. Jews were disproportionately represented in the medical field, and the "Gesetz zur Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums" was passed almost as soon as the Nazis took power. Medical faculties were half empty when they fired the Jewish faculty members!Stimmt, aus dem Blinkwinkel habe ich das noch gar nicht betrachtet. Umso irritierender, dass wir immer noch dieses Gesetz in den Büchern haben.
The trouble is, antibiotics were developed only in the 1930s and 1940s. Sulphonamides were introduced at market in 1935 IIRC, penicillin in 1942. Regular medicine (with the exception of surgery) didn't work particularly well to cure patients (you could give a diagnosis and a prognosis but you could do very little to change the outcome), The Nazis were actually rational, the naturopathic nonsense did not have worse patient outcomes than regular (or "Jewish" medicine, as the Nazis would have called it). Literature recommendation: Viktor Klemperer, Lingua Tertii Imperii.
What's much more puzzling is that attitudes did not change after the War. James Herriot made a remark somewhere about the almost magic efficacy of sulphonamides in cases of serious infactions and how they were going to revolutionize the practice of animal medicine. Why this didn't carry over into human medicine is a genuine mystery.
Siehe auch: Wikipedia über Sulfonamide.
Andere Leser schrieben mir, dass man das Geld besser mal für Forschung zu Phagentherapie ausgeben sollte. Eine gängige Verschwörungstheorie ist, dass das nicht verfolgt wird, weil das eine "Ostblock-Idee" ist, d.h. aus ideologischen Gründen nicht aus inhaltlichen Gründen.