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

Author: Daniel J Kevles
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
Series: Collection Sueurs froides
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of eugenics, the science of improving human beings by exploiting theories of heredity, from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present, addressing such controversial issues as cloning and genetic engineering.
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Kevles, Daniel J.
In the name of eugenics.
New York : Knopf, 1985
(OCoLC)654583848
Named Person: Charles Davenport; Francis Galton; Karl Pearson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Kevles
ISBN: 0394507029 9780394507026
OCLC Number: 11157577
Description: x, 426 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Francis Galton, founder of the faith --
Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika --
Charles Davenport and the worship of great concepts --
The gospel becomes popular --
Deterioration and deficiency --
Measures of regeneration --
Eugenic 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 --
Chrosomes--the binder's mistakes --
A new eugenics --
Varieties of presumptuousness --
Songs of deicide.
Series Title: Collection Sueurs froides
Responsibility: by Daniel J. Kevles.

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Traces the history of eugenics, the science of improving human beings by exploiting theories of heredity, from its late-nineteenth-century origins to the present, addressing such controversial issues as cloning and genetic engineering.

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