Secret Diaries of Hitlers Doctors

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"The Secret Diaries of Hitler's Doctor"
David Irving's "The Secret Diaries of Hitler's Doctor," was published in New York, N.Y. and published in 1983, this book has a total of 310 pages. 1.David Irving is the author of the book "The Secret Diaries of Hitler's Doctor". He is also the author of thirty books pertaining to Hitler's reign such as, The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Uprising (1981), Churchill's War (1987), and Goebbels - Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996. David Irving has an extensive background when it comes to European history. Although his credibility took a big hit when there was some controversy surrounding his Holocaust denial. An English court would later find him as "an active Holocaust denier that he is anti-Semitic and racist and that he also associates with right-wing extremist who promotes neo-Nazism." He would later be convicted and sentenced to three years in an Austrian prison for his comments in a speech and interview. 2.David Irving used a lot of credible sources in his book entitled "The Secret Diaries of Hitler's Doctor," two that stands out in particular is Dr. Morell and Dr. Giesing. He was Hitler's top doctor he employed on his staff. Dr. Morell was licensed as a general practitioner in Germany long before he met Hitler. Since he used to help cure a lot of Jewish people during that time he was often mistaken. Hitler hired him on the basis of his resume due to fact he studied under Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist IIya Mechnikov, and also taught at numerous universities. Although Dr. Morell was deemed as a quack he remained his chief doctor. The majority of the entries of the book came directly from his notes. "Double glucose and 10 cc of Septoiod plus Testoviron, Vitamultin-forte, Glyconorm…" (183)This is a prime example of Dr. Morell's direct quote from notes, and incorporated into this book. David Irving uses Dr. Giesing's work as a great source as well as to complement, and or added more...
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