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Acknowledgments I always expected the acknowledgments would be the easiest part of the book to write, but there are so many people who deserve my thanks for their help over the years. Michael Geyer, Leora Auslander, and Jan Goldstein all shaped the project in different ways and helped me to think through some difficult problems. Dan Koehler, Ari Joskowicz , Josh Arthurs, Joachim Haeberlen, Sean Forner, Ronen Steinberg, and Matt Calhoun were also there when this project began, and I am happy to say that I still get to see them here in Chicago, in Berlin, or elsewhere. We have had some pretty lively talks over the years, and I look forward to more conversations about German history and other important things. While teaching at the University of Chicago, I had the chance to work with some outstanding people. John MacAloon and Chad Cyrenne directed the MAPSS program with both style and substance, and I was always so impressed by the way that they admired the young people they taught. I also had the chance to teach some amazing graduate students, now spread across the country. I expect many of them to make important contributions in their respective fields, but let me just mention a few who made a particular impact on my own thinking. David Chrisinger, Nina Arutyunyan, David Spreen, Claas Kirchhelle, Michaela Appeltova, Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani,Ammar Ali Jan, and Clara Picker really captured my imagination at various points in our time together, and I look forward to reading their work as it comes out in the world. I spent a fair bit of time doing research in Germany, and that was largely possible because of funding from the Fulbright Commission. Reiner Rohr was always an advocate for the Fellows, and he and his staff have done so much to support academic exchanges. I was a happy beneficiary of this excellent program. The work would not have possible without the staff at libraries and archives in Germany and the United States. I am astonished at how viii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS much history is produced by the people working behind the scenes, and the generosity of people at the Geheimes Staatsarchiv and the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, the Hauptstaatsarchiv in Dresden, and the Regenstein library in Chicago helped me to uncover materials that I am not sure I would have discovered on my own.Conferences organized by the Robert Bosch Institute for the History of Medicine, the Institute for Ethnology, and Institute for European History and Politics (both at Humboldt University), and the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technical University in Berlin all had a similar impact, introducing me to people and ideas that were new and exciting. In this regard, I want to thank Martin Dinges, Robert Jütte, Carsten Timmermann, Bo Sax, Harish Naraindas, Cornelia Regin, Volker Hess, Rainer Herrn, Beate Binder, Eric Engstrom. And then, of course, my special friends and mentors Dorothee Brantz and Thomas Mergel. To Susan Bean, Amy Farranto, Judith Robey, Nancy Gerth, and Eric Miller,thank you for all the hard work you did putting this book together. An earlier version of Chapter 2 was published in Social History 37 (2012): 36–54. An abbreviated version of Chapter 4 was published as “Medicine from the Margins? Naturheilkunde from Medical Heterodoxy to the University of Berlin, 1889–1921” in Social History of Medicine 24 (2011): 334–51. I also want to thank Robert Jütte and Martin Dinges for allowing me to use materials from “Rethinking Asymmetries in the Marketplace: Medical Pluralism in Germany, 1869–1910,” in Martin Dinges, ed., Medical Pluralism in Comparative Perspective: India and Germany, 1800–2000 (Stuttgart: Robert Bosch, 2014). My previous work is used here with permission. Now for the many friends who have been so wonderful to me over the years. Kevin Royko, Aric Russom, Adam Buchwald, Ben Taylor, Kate Suisman, Genevieve Maull, Allan Lesage, Simen Strand, Lea Schleiffenbaum, Liza Weinstein, Allan Lesage, Matt Dorn, Ralf Bettermann , Imke Wagener, Ben Rubloff, Jenni Lee, Jana Obermuller, Julien Rouvroy, Antje Schnoor, Adam Levay, Dana Keiser, Karolina Gnatowski, Dan Gunn, Ben Helphand, Dawn Herrera, and many others have been so important to my experience, and I look forward to our continued conversation. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix Most importantly, there is my family to thank. Gerda Neu-Sokol and Stephen Sokol are excellent second parents (I like this better than “in-laws”), and I love the conversations and arguments we have. Our relationship also has given me the chance to get to know the whole Neu...


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