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Author Logan, Cheryl A

Title Hormones, heredity, and race : spectacular failure in interwar Vienna / Cheryl A. Logan
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (x, 245 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Contents pt. 1. Constructing heredity -- pt. 2. Reform eugenics
Summary In the early twentieth century, arguments between "nature" and "nurture" pitted a rigid genetic determinism against the idea that genes were flexible and open to environmental change. This book tells the story of three Viennese biologists who sought to show how the environment could shape heredity through the impact of hormones and explores the dynamic of failure in science through both scientific and social lenses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Kammerer, Paul, 1880-1926.
Tandler, Julius, 1869-1936.
Steinach, Eugen, 1861-1944.
Kammerer, Paul, 1880-1926
Steinach, Eugen, 1861-1944
Tandler, Julius, 1869-1936
Physical anthropology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century
Nature and nurture -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century
Endocrinology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century
Heredity -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century
Inheritance of acquired characters -- 20th century
Rejuvenation -- 20th century
Racism in anthropology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century
Adaptation (Biology)
Anthropology, Physical -- history
Heredity -- genetics
Adaptation, Biological
Racial Groups -- genetics
History, 20th Century
Hormones -- history
Prejudice -- history
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Physical.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
Adaptation (Biology)
Inheritance of acquired characters
Nature and nurture
Physical anthropology
Racism in anthropology
Vienna (Austria) -- History -- 20th century
Austria -- Vienna
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012023496
ISBN 9780813559704