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by Daniel J. Kevles

eBook In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity download ISBN: 0520057635
Author: Daniel J. Kevles
Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (August 1, 1986)
Language: English
Pages: 426
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Category: Math Sciences
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It is rich in narrative.

Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics-the. This is the most thorough book on eugenics in the . In 2001 Kevles was awarded the Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society

Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics-the. It is just loaded with information about what happened as concerns the origins of IQ testing, the institutionaliztion and sterilization of the disabled (even some who technically were not disabled but just poor), and some other unethical practices that happened on our shores that were edging close to those. In 2001 Kevles was awarded the Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society. Recently he has been working on a history of the uses of intellectual property in relation to the life sciences from the eighteenth century to the present.

Yet among the audience for the creed, a climate of receptivity to eugenic ideas had already been forming, in both the United States and Britain.

I used this book quite often in papers I wrote on medical ethics as far as. .

I used this book quite often in papers I wrote on medical ethics as far as care for the Disabled were concerned. even the references and bibliography. Daniel J. Kevles (born 2 March 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American historian of science. He is currently the Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale University (a position he assumed in 2001) and an Adjunct Professor of Journalism at Columbia University.

It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.

Bibliographic Citation. Journal of Public Health Policy 1997; 18(1): 118-120. Kevles, Daniel J. (1985). Related Items in Google Scholar.

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Kevles himself is keen to point out the divergent appeal that eugenics held for liberals, reformers, and . At the same time he traces developments in the human-genetics work of .

Kevles himself is keen to point out the divergent appeal that eugenics held for liberals, reformers, and radicals-the Webbs, GBS, Emma Goldman-as well as for avowed racists, WASPs, and ultraconservatives. Haldane, Lancelot Hogben, Julian Huxley, and Roland Fisher that helped to shape the modern evolutionary synthesis and to bury simplistic theories of the inheritance of criminality, prostitution, and the like

Eugenics, the Genome, and Human Rights. Kevles - 2009 - Medicine Studies 1 (2):85-93. Why and How: Reflections in an Autobiographical Key. Kevles - 2013 - Science in Context 26 (4):627-638. Added to PP index 2015-01-31.

Eugenics, the Genome, and Human Rights.

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.

Comments: (7)
Ynye
...This was one of the most widely recommended and referenced books by those who disagree or agree with the eugenics movement in the United States. Those who lambasted the scientific idiots running the eugenics movement as being prejudiced and biased in their science, lauded this book as one of the most complete of all recent books written on this topic. Those who support the motives behind eugenics, fixed upon this particular book and author as the one they needed to tear apart. That gives readers an idea of how accurately Kelves pushed the buttons of those who would practice eugenics, euthanasia, doctor-assisted suicide, and other such controversial practices. Kelves research job is outstanding, and even though the reader can tell the opinion of Kevles from the way he writes, he certainly more than backed up his writing with pertinent references and cross-references.
In fact, I enjoyed reading his references and bibliography, because it was just loaded with information that he chose not to use in the text of his book. I also tend to go searching through his index and references for extra information because of all of the books I've read on eugenics here in the U.S. his is the most valid and inclusive of everything I've seen so far. This is a topic which is very difficult to read, let alone write about, without developing very strong opinions not only of the movement itself, but of the people involved one way or another in this particular stain on American history. See...I cannot even keep my own mouth shut for writing a short review on a book on the topic...I cannot imagine researching it for a period of years and being expected to remain distant and objective about it. Kevles does a relatively good job presenting the facts and not becoming too strident about the questionable scientific practices which flourished in order to 'prove' preconceived ideas and beliefs. The book is extremely readable (especially compared to most textbooks for sociology or ethics), and I can understand why professors would recommend this book to their students rather than reading a dry textbook. I certainly have no plans to get rid of my copy, and I will be lending it out and recommending it to those I teach concerning the disabled and bioethics. ...
Walianirv
I am an engineer and lawyer - my science and legal background attract me to this subject. For those interested in science, it is a lesson against having too much faith in scientific conclusions of the day, especially when it harms people. For those interested in the law, it shows how much constitutional interpretation has changed over the years. In the infamous Buck v. Bell case of 1927, the Supreme Court famously held that "three generations of imbeciles are enough," and that the state had the right to remove "genetic threats" to society by sterilizing whomever they deemed "unfit." This often meant pregnant, unmarried women would go to a hospital to give birth, and have their tubes tied without their permission. Poor families in Appalachia were rounded up and given the snip. All in all, tens of thousands of Americans lost their ability to procreate in this insane chapter of U.S. history - a chapter that even inspired the Nazi's! It's an extremely interesting story thoroughly told in a very readable way in this book.
Ieregr
Well, I'll be sincere.This book is just regular about eugenics.Someone will ask me about the fact that I gave, four stars, instead of three stars.Well, I did this, because this book is better than the average, about eugenics.
This book has many failures:
1-Has nothing about eugenics in latin American.In countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil,etc. eugenics was a left's monopoly.
2-Has nothing about eugenics in Japan.Japanese royal family gave complete support to eugenics, during decades.
3-This book has almost nothing about eugenics, in former Soviet Union.On page 191, there's just a few swntences about this.Even so, former USSR, not Nazi Germany was the first country to put eugenics at the center of its politics.The first national eugenics association, suppported by one state was created by Lenin himself, in january, 1918.Its leader was Trotsky.This video: [...]has something, about eugenics in Soviet Union.
4-This book fall on the same fraud of claiming that eugenics, became the "mother" of human genetics.Eugenicists really made a few discoveries in human genetics.The vast "research" in eugenics was nothing more than frauds and failures.In fact, ALL american "philanthropic" foundations linked to eugenics on past(Rockefeller,Carnegie,etc.) became "malthusianists" foundation between 1939 and 1970 decade and are noww all "ecologists" foundations.The site [..] related shows a short discuss of a man that was a racist, eugenicist and is now an ecologist.
5-The page 56 has less than five words, about the inheritance of pellagra.In fact, the claim that pellagra was caused, by inheritance caused the deaths of tens of thousands of deaths in the USA;mainly among colored population.Worldwide this claim-supported by "philanthropic" american foundations such as Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations sent to madness and death, hundreds of thousands of persons;mainly in third world.
6-About the support of royal families of Europe and american presidents, to eugenics, there's almost nothing.These same royal families are now supporting ecology.
7-Supporters of eugenics became abortion's supporters, but this book has nothing, about this fact.

Beyond doubt, this book is better than the average, about eugenics.Even so, there's these and others failures.
Axebourne
Don't remember to receive it.