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In the name of eugenics genetics and the uses of human heredity

Author: Daniel J Kevles
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] Harvard Univ. Press 2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4. printingView all editions and formats

Nominated for an American Book Award in Non-Fiction, this text traces the study and practice of eugenics - the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity - from its  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Kevles
ISBN: 0674445570 9780674445574
OCLC Number: 248165285
Accession No: (DE-599)GBV342643428
Awards: Runner-up for American Book Award 1995
Description: XIV, 426 S 21 cm
Contents: Preface, 1995 Preface to the Original Edition I. Francis Galton, Founder of the Faith II. Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika III. Charles Davenport and the Worship of Great Concepts IV. The Gospel Becomes Popular V. Deterioration and Deficiency VI. Measures of Regeneration VII. Eugenic Enactments VIII. A Coalition of Critics IX. False Biology X. Lionel Penrose and the Colchester Survey XI. A Reform Eugenics XII. Brave New Biology XIII. The Establishment of Human Genetics XIV. Apogee of the English School XV. Blood, Big Science, and Biochemistry XVI. Chromosomes-the Binder's Mistakes XVII. A New Eugenics XVIII. Varieties of Presumptuousness XIX. Songs of Deicide Notes Essay on Sources Acknowledgements Index
Responsibility: Daniel J. Kevles. With a new preface by the author


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A revealing study of the tangled history of the eugenics movement and its relation to the science of human genetics...Kevles makes clear the symbiotic relations between the genuine science of Read more...

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