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Author Kevles, Daniel J.

Title In the name of eugenics : genetics and the uses of human heredity / by Daniel J. Kevles.

Imprint New York : Knopf, 1985.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  304.5 K519i 1985    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 426 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Francis Galton, founder of the faith -- Karl Pearson for Saint Biometrika -- Charles Davenport and the worship of great concepts -- The gospel becomes poplular -- Deterioration and deficiency -- Measures of regeneration -- Eugenics 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Eugenics -- History.
Heredity, Human.
Race discrimination.
Genetic engineering.
Genetic Engineering -- history.
Eugenics. (OCoLC)fst00916432
Genetic engineering. (OCoLC)fst00940027
Heredity, Human. (OCoLC)fst00955419
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0394507029

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