In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

By: Daniel J. Kevles (author)Paperback

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Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics - the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity - from its inception in the late 19th century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. Dealing seriously and objectively with the development of human genetics as a scientific and medical discipline, it also contains stories of competition and conflict among scientists who have dominated the field.

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Daniel Kevles is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History and Law at Yale University.


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

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  • publication date: 05/09/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780674445574
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780674445574
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0674445570

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