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

In the Name of Eugenics : Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity - 2nd edition

In the Name of Eugenics : Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780674445574

ISBN10: 0674445570

In the Name of Eugenics : Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Kevles - ISBN 9780674445574
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1995
International: No
In the Name of Eugenics : Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity by Daniel J. Kevles - ISBN 9780674445574

ISBN13: 9780674445574

ISBN10: 0674445570

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 95

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Summary

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. The first book to deal seriously and objectively with the development of human genetics as a scientific and medical discipline, it is, as well, rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition and conflict among scientists who have dominated the field.

Author Bio

Kevles, Daniel J. : California Institute of Technology

Daniel J. Kevles, the Koepfli Professor of the Humanities at the California Institute of Technology, has written extensively about the social and political relations of science for a variety of publications, including the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books. He is the author of The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America and coeditor of The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project (both from Harvard).

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