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Past Event

What Do Otto Warburg, Nazis, Cancer and Diet Have in Common?

The Nobel laureate Otto Warburg was widely regarded in his day as one of the most important biochemists of the 20th century. As a Jewish homosexual living openly with his male partner, Warburg represented all that the Third Reich abhorred. Yet Hitler and his top advisors dreaded cancer, and protected Warburg in the hope that he could cure it.

Apple demonstrates how Warburg's midcentury work may well hold the secret to why cancer became so common in the modern world and how we can reverse the trend.

A tale of scientific discovery, personal peril, and the race to end a disastrous disease, Ravenous would be the stuff of the most inventive fiction were it not, in fact, true.

MLF Organizer
Patty James

MLF: Health & Medicine

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June 1, 2021

United States

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Sam Apple

Faculty Member, Johns Hopkins University; Writer; Author, Ravenous: Otto Warburg, The Nazis, and the Search for the Cancer-Diet Connection

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Patty James

M.S., N.C. Nutritionist; Chef; Author—Moderator


10–11 a.m. (Pacific Time) program