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In the Name of Eugenics

Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

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PAPERBACK

$35.50 • £28.95 • €32.00

ISBN 9780674445574

Publication Date: 07/21/1998

Short

448 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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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 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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