(66) After his acquittal in 1948 on charges of complicity with the Nazi regime, Rodenwaldt was restored to an academic position at Heidelberg, where he continued to conduct research in geomedicine
and disease ecology--and to advise on development programmes.
Past students have explored custom-made guitars, organic candy manufacturing and marketing, geomedicine
, nanotechnology and computer-aided design.
El responsable de la voz 'geomedicine
' de la Encyclopedia of Public Health, ademas de interpretar 'geomedicina' y 'geologia medica' como sinonimos, prefiere el uso estrecho del vocablo: "Geomedicine
encompasses investigation of broader relationships between the natural geologic environment and the health or occurrence of disease in humans, animals and plants living in the environment" .
However, since 10 years ago, sand-bathing can be carried out indoors, as is the case of the Geomedicine
Clinic of Hotel Porto Santo, in conditions that try to replicate the outdoors sand-bathing conditions.
Five of the essays (almost half the volume) deal almost exclusively and in great detail with the mercurial German physician Heinz Zeiss (1889-1949), a politically rightwing scientist who spent the better part of the 1920s and early 1930s traveling around the Soviet Union in an attempt to develop his racialized theories of "geomedicine
." The portrait is fascinating and brings into relief many of the ironies of cooperation: the strange political bedfellows; the significance of medicine as a ground of rapprochement in the spirit of Rapallo; the importance of financial backing for scientific developments, and the eventual erasure of this period of partial mutual understanding with the rise of Nazism and Stalinism on both sides of the divide.