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

ISBN-10: 0674445570
ISBN-13: 9780674445574
Edition: 1985
Authors: Daniel J. Kevles
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Book details

List price: $32.50
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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 nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.

Preface, 1995
Preface to the Original Edition
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
Chromosomes-the Binder's Mistakes
A New Eugenics
Varieties of Presumptuousness
Songs of Deicide
Notes
Essay on Sources
Acknowledgements
Index

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