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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 8 may. 2013 - 432 páginas
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.
 

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Preface
Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika
Charles Davenport and the Worship of Great Concepts
The Gospel Becomes Popular
Deterioration and Deficiency
v1 Measures of Regeneration
v11 Eugenic Enactments
A Coalition Of Critics
Lionel Penrose and the Colchester Survey
x1 A Reform Eugenics
x11 Brave New Biology
x111 The Establishment of Human Genetics
xw Apogee of the English School
Blood Big Science and Biochemistry
xv1 Chromosomesthe Binders Mistakes
xvn A New Eugenics

1x False Biology

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Daniel J. Kevles, the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, taught American history for many years at the California Institute of Technology. He has written extensively on the history of science and its relationship to American politics and society in the twentieth century. His works include The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America and In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the Society of American Historians and is currently a Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians.

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