The Wellborn science : eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia /

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Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Description:x, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology
Subject:Eugenics -- History -- 20th century -- Cross-cultural studies.
Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Eugenics -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Soviet Union.
Cross-cultural studies.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Adams, Mark B.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary:The four contributors to this volume examine the eugenics movements in Germany, France, Brazil, and the Soviet Union, and describe how geneticists and physicians participated in the development of policies concerning the improvement of hereditary qualities in humans. They examine the scientific components of those programs and discuss the involvement of social, religious, and political forces that significantly altered the original scientific goals. The book opens up new and comparative perspectives on the history of eugenics and the social uses of science in general.
Physical Description:x, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.