Zeitschrift F¸r Die Gesamte Innere Medizin Und Ihre Grenzgebiete
In the diabetes population of the GDR by means of the dispensary network of the consulting points 159 diabetics with a duration of the disease of at least 40 years were recognized and investigated on the basis of a standardized documentation material. 23 diabetics had survived their disease for longer than 50 years. The number of benign long-term courses in males was absolutely and relatively higher.
From 5469 participants of a sexual inquiry in the German Democratic Republic, 90 homosexual and 107 heterosexual women and men were selected, aged 16-30. A comparison was made concerning aspects of leisure time and sexual life. Some differences appear with regard to leisure time between homosexual and heterosexual women and men. The importance of love and sexuality is as great for young homosexuals as it is for young heterosexuals, but the mode and quantity of their specific sexual activities differ.
This study presents archival sources that shed light on a topic still being discussed by psychiatrists in East Germany: the death of two patients at the Leipzig Department that occurred in 1960 and 1962 under the directorship of Dietfried Müller-Hegemann. These fatalities were supposed to have been induced by obsolete psychotropic drugs and were associated with Ivan Pavlov's hypnotherapy. The incidents were investigated both by highest administrative bodies and the General State Prosecutor of the former GDR.