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Human heredity in the twentieth century

Author: Bernd Gausemeier; Staffan Müller-Wille; Edmund Ramsden
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, [2013]
Series: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine, no. 15.
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This collection of essays looks at how human heredity was understood between 1900 and the late 1970s. Developments are explored across three themed sections; concepts, practices, and institutions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernd Gausemeier; Staffan Müller-Wille; Edmund Ramsden
ISBN: 9781848934269 1848934262
OCLC Number: 839317290
Description: xviii, 302 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The History of Human Heredity / Bernd Gausemeier, Staffan Müller-Wille and Edmund Ramsden --
Part I: Constructing Surveys of Heredity. 1 Borderlands of Heredity: The Debate about the Hereditary Susceptibility to Tuberculosis, 1882-1945 / Bernd Gausemeier --
2 Championing a US Clinic for Human Heredity: Pre-War Concepts and Post-War Constructs / Philip K Wilson --
3 Remodelling the Boundaries of Normality: Lionel S Penrose and Population Surveys of Mental Ability / Edmund Ramsden --
Part II: Blood and Populations. 4 From 'Races' to 'Isolates' and 'Endogamous Communities': Human Genetics and the Notion of Human Diversity in the 1950s / Veronika Lipphardt --
5 Between the Transfusion Services and Blood Groups Research: Human Genetics in Britain during World War II / Jenny Bangham --
6 The Abandonment of Race: Researching Human Diversity in Switzerland, 1944-1956 / Pascal Germann. 7 Post-War and Post-Revolution: Medical Genetics and Social Anthropology in Mexico, 1945-70 / Edna Suárez-Diaz and Ana Barahona --
Part III: Human Heredity in the Laboratory. --
8 From Agriculture to Genomics: The Animal Side of of Human Genetics and the Organization of Model Organisms in the Longue Durée / Alexander von Schwerin --
9 Cereals, Chromosomes and Colchicine: Crop Varieties at the Estación Experimental Aula Dei and Human Cytogenetics, 1948-1958 / María Jesús Santesmases --
10 Putting Human Genetics on a Solid Basis: Human Chromosome Research, 1950s-1970s / Soraya de Chadarevian --
Part IV: Understanding and Managing Disease. 11 The Disappearance of the Concept of Anticipation in the Post-War World / Judith E Friedman. 12 'The Most Hereditary of All Diseases': Haemophilia and the Utility of Genetics for Haematology, 1930-1970 / Stephen Pemberton --
13 How PKU Became a Genetic Disease / Diane B Paul --
Part V: Reconstructing Discipline(s). 14 The Emergence of Genetic Counselling in the Federal Republic of Germany: Continuity and Change in the Narratives of Human Geneticists, c.1968-80 / Anne Cottebrune --
15 Performing Anger: H J Muller, James V Neel and Radiation Risk / Susan Lindee --
16 The Struggle for Authority over Italian Genetics: The Ninth International Congress of Genetics in Bellagio, 1948-53 / Francesco Cassata.
Series Title: Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine, no. 15.
Responsibility: edited by Bernd Gausemeier, Staffan Müller-Wille and Edmund Ramsden.
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