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Essays in the history of eugenics : proceedings of a conference organised by the Galton Institute, London 1997

Author: Robert A Peel; Galton Institute (London, England). Conference; Galton Institute (London, England)
Publisher: London : Galton Institute, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These are the proceedings of a conference devoted to the history and achievements of the Galton Institute, founded in 1907 as the Eugenics Education Society. The first three papers examine the development of the eugenics movement in the United Kingdom and its efforts to apply scientific ideas to the problems of society. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the eugenics and the birth control  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings
History
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Peel; Galton Institute (London, England). Conference; Galton Institute (London, England)
ISBN: 0950406635 9780950406633
OCLC Number: 39117357
Description: xv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Editor's introduction / Robert Peel --
Theoretical foundations of eugenics / Greta Jones --
Eugenics : the early years / Geoffrey R. Searle --
Women, feminism and eugenics / Lesley A. Hall --
From mainline to reform eugenics : Leonard Darwin and C.P. Blacker / Richard A. Soloway --
The Eugenics Society and the development of demography in Britain : the International Population Union, the British Population Society and the Population Investigation Committee / Chris Langford --
Human genetics / John Timson --
Ninety years of psychometrics / Paul Kline --
The Galton lecture : The Eugenics Society and the developoment of Biometry / Anthony Edwards --
Eugenics in France and Scandinavia : two case studies / Alain Drouard --
Eugenics in North America / Daniel J. Kevles.
Responsibility: edited by Robert A. Peel ; conference organisers, John Timson, Milo Keynes and John Peel.

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These are the proceedings of a conference devoted to the history and achievements of the Galton Institute, founded in 1907 as the Eugenics Education Society. The first three papers examine the development of the eugenics movement in the United Kingdom and its efforts to apply scientific ideas to the problems of society. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the eugenics and the birth control movements. The remainder of the papers examine the role of eugenics in the development of several disciplines, including demography, human genetics, psychometrics, and biometry. There are also two papers on eugenics in France and Scandinavia, and in the United States.

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