The Wellborn Science: Eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia

Hardcover | March 8, 1990

EditorMark B. Adams

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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 thescientific 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.

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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 thescientific components of those programs and discuss ...

Mark B. Adams is at University of Pennsylvania.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.83 inPublished:March 8, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195053613

ISBN - 13:9780195053616

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Introduction: Eugenics in the History of Science1. Sheila Weiss: The Race Hygiene Movement iorted in Germany, 1900-19402. William Schneider: The Eugenics Movement in France, 1890-19403. Nancy Stepan: Eugenics in Brazil, 1917-19404. Mark Adams: Eugenics in Russia, 1900-1940Conclusion: Towards a Comparative History of Eugenics

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"Mark Adam's excellent analysis and account of the rise and fall of eugenics in Russia tells a tale of much importance and adds not a few previously unreported matters." --The Quarterly Review of Biology