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

Author: Daniel J Kevles
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Kevles
ISBN: 0520057635 9780520057630 0674445570 9780674445574
OCLC Number: 32430452
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
Description: xiv, 426 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Francis Galton, founder of the faith --
Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika --
Charles Davenport and the worship of great concepts --
The gospel becomes poplular --
Deterioration and deficiency --
Measures of regeneration --
Eugenics enactments --
A coalition of critics --
False biology --
Lionel Penrose and the Colchester survey --
A reform eugenics --
Brave new biology --
The establishment of human genetics --
Apogee of the English school --
Blood, big science and biochemistry --
Chromosomes --
the binder's mistakes --
A new eugenics --
Varieties of presumptuousness --
Songs of deicide.
Responsibility: Daniel J. Kevles ; with a new preface by the author.

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