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God's eugenicist : Alexis Carrel and the sociobiology of decline

Author: Andrés Horacio Reggiani
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.
Series: Berghahn monographs in French studies, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st hardback edView all editions and formats
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"At this time of a new genetically informed eugenics and of a revived faith-based, worldwide political stance, this study of the interaction of science, religion, politics and the culture of celebrity in twentieth-century Europe and America offers. important contribution to the history of this movement. The author looks at the career of French-born physician and Nobel Prize winner, Alexis Carrel (1873-1944), as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
biografi
Named Person: Alexis Carrel; Alexis Carrel; Alexis Carrel; Alexis Carrel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Horacio Reggiani
ISBN: 1845451724 9781845451721
OCLC Number: 69671974
Description: xviii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Alexis Carrel, an ever-present past --
Ch. 1. Medicine, miracles, and politics --
Ch. 2. The making of a scientific celebrity --
Ch. 3. The best-selling eugenicist --
Ch. 4. Charles Lindbergh and the institute of man --
Ch. 5. The commitment to Vichy --
Ch. 6. Wartime France as human laboratory --
Ch. 7. Reinventing the eugenicist as a humanist --
Conclusion : Alexis Carrel as a lieu de memoire.
Series Title: Berghahn monographs in French studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: Andrés Horacio Reggiani.
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Offers a study of the interaction of science, religion, politics and the culture of celebrity in twentieth-century Europe and America. This book looks at the career of physician Alexis Carrel, as a  Read more...

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"In this exemplary biography of the Nobel prize-winning surgeon Alexis Carrel, Andres Reggiani manages to provide a balanced account of a man whose life had much about it that was unsavory." * Read more...

 
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