I Was Hitler's Doctor (1943)


"Hitler's Ignorance Was Just Sufficiently Mixed With Far-Flung Splinters of Information to Keep Him in a State of Desperate Confusion"

Krueger, Kurt. I Was Hitler's Doctor. New York: Biltmore, 1943.

Octavo. Hardcover. Early Edition.

Early edition of Dr. Karl Krueger's sensational (and probably false) account of his 15 years as Hitler's personal physician, with an introduction by Otto Strasser and a special introduction by Upton Sinclair. Likely more propaganda than factual information, this book delves into Hitler's health and mental state, allegedly from the perspective of his personal physician. While the author, Kurt Krueger, remains an enigma, authorship has been attributed to everyone from Hitler's former close friend Ernst Hanfstaengl to a ghostwriter employed by the publisher. Although the text is pleasingly insulting to Hitler and a bit outrageous in parts, it does shed valuable light on conditions within the Third Reich and the unquestionable brutality of the Nazi regime. Even though "Dr. Krueger" may have been made up, Hitler has been persistently dogged by some of the medical allegations made in the text, including both syphilis and impotence. The first edition appears to have been published in 1942.  Book very good, with a bit of rubbing and faint soiling to extremities. Bright dust jacket near-fine, with only slight rubbing and a couple tiny stains to extremities. A very presentable copy in dust jacket.