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Author Paul, Diane B., 1946-

Title The politics of heredity : essays on eugenics, biomedicine, and the nature-nurture debate / Diane B. Paul
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
Series SUNY series, philosophy and biology
SUNY series in philosophy and biology.
Contents Introduction -- Eugenics and the left -- The nine lives of discredited data -- The Rockefeller Foundation and the origins of behavior genetics -- A debate that refuses to die -- Eugenic anxieties, social realities, and political choices -- Did eugenics rest on an elementary mistake? -- Eugenic origins of medical genetics -- Genes and contagious disease : the rise and fall of a metaphor -- PKU screening : competing agendas, converging stories
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Eugenics -- Political aspects -- History.
Human genetics -- Political aspects -- History.
Nature and nurture -- Political aspects -- History.
Genetics, Medical -- history.
Eugenics -- history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585091358 (electronic bk.)
9780585091358 (electronic bk.)