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Title History of human genetics : aspects of its development and global perspectives / Heike I. Petermann, Peter S. Harper, Susanne Doetz, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 576 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction; References; Part I: Workshops on the History of Human Genetics; The International Workshops on Genetics, Medicine and History: An Overview, 2003-2015; 1 Introduction; 2 First Workshop on Genetics, Medicine and History (2003): History of Human Genetics; 3 The Toronto American Society of Human Genetics Meeting (2004): Historical Session; 4 Second Workshop on the History of Human Genetics (2005): Preserving the History of Human Genetics; 5 Third International Workshop (2008): Genetics, History and Public Understanding
3 Genetics and Inequality in History: A Historical Perspective on the Context of Doctoring; 4 Conclusions; References; The Genomization of Biology: Counterbalancing Radical Reductionism; 1 Introduction; 2 Nuclear Monopoly Versus Cytoplasmic Inheritance; 3 From Botany to Other Biological Disciplines; 4 Deepening Genomization; 5 Conclusion; References; A Brief History of Uncertainty in Medical Genetics and Genomics; 1 Introduction; 2 Uncertainty as a Fact of Life and Science; 3 Uncertainty in Medicine; 4 Historical Underpinnings of Uncertainty; 5 Empiric Studies of Uncertainty; 6 The Future
5 Epicurean Gnosiology; 6 Epicurean Chemistry; 7 Epicurean Biochemistry; 8 Epicurean Biology; 9 Epicurean Neurobiology; 10 Epicurean Psychotherapy; 11 Epicurean Human Genetics; 12 Epicurean Molecular Medicine; 13 Epicurean Microbiology; 14 Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Clinical Genetics; 15 Influence of Epicurean ideas in Renaissance, Enlightenment and Modernity; References; Bateson and the Doctors: The Introduction of Mendelian Genetics to the British Medical Community 1900-1910; 1 Discussion; References; Archival Sources; Literature; Part III: Genetics and Medicine
6 Fourth International Workshop (2010): The Early History of Human Molecular Genetics; 7 Fifth International Workshop (2012): The Biological Future of Man: Continuities and Breaks in the History of Human Genetics ... ; 8 Sixth International Workshop Glasgow (2015): Human Gene Mapping and Oral History of Human Genetics; 9 Conclusions; Appendix; Reference; Part II: Beginning of Human Genetics; Ancestral Concepts of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine in Epicurean Philosophy; 1 Introduction; 2 Origin of the Scientific Naturalistic Methodology; 3 Aristotle and Biology; 4 Epicurus and Naturalism
Pedigrees and Prejudices: Pre-WWII Inherited Disease Classification at the US Eugenics Record Office; References; Archival Sources; Literature; Internet; Aldred Scott Warthinś Family G: The American Plot Against Cancer and Heredity (1895-1940); 1 Introduction; 2 The Birth of a Medical Pedigree: Family G; 3 Heredity, Eugenics and the Organized Fight Against Cancer: Family G Revisited; 4 Conclusion; Epilogue; References; Genetic Discrimination in the Doctoring of Cancer and Alcoholism; 1 Introduction; 2 Genetic Discrimination, Ethnicity and Race: Early Twenty-First Century Reports
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 23, 2017)
Subject Human genetics -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Doetz, Susanne, 1966- editor
Harper, Peter S., editor
Petermann, Heike, editor
ISBN 331951783X (electronic bk.)
9783319517834 (electronic bk.)