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In the Name of Eugenics

Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity

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PAPERBACK

$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674445574

Publication Date: 07/21/1998

Short

448 pages

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

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  • 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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