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Title The Wellborn science : eugenics in Germany, France, Brazil, and Russia / edited by Mark B. Adams.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.1 WELL    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 242 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Monographs on the history and philosophy of biology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Eugenics in the History of Science / Mark B. Adams 3 -- 2. Race Hygiene Movement in Germany, 1904-1945 / Sheila Faith Weiss 8 -- Origins of German Eugenics, 1890-1903 11 -- Wilhelmine Race Hygiene Movement, 1904-1918 21 -- Eugenics in the Weimar Republic, 1918-1933 29 -- Eugenics under the Swastika, 1933-1945 40 -- 3. Eugenics Movement in France, 1890-1940 / William H. Schneider 69 -- French Setting 70 -- French Eugenics Society 73 -- Twenties 76 -- Opposition to Eugenies 79 -- Thirties and the Population Question 84 -- Sicard de Plauzoles 87 -- Immigration and Sterilization 92 -- Eugenics and the French Left 97 -- 4. Eugenics in Brazil, 1917-1940 / Nancy Leys Stepan 110 -- Structural and Social Origins 111 -- Eugenics Movement, 1917-1929 115 -- Sanear e Eugenizar: To Sanitize Is to Eugenize 119 -- Race and the Eugenics Movement in the 1920s 126 -- Lamarck versus Mendel: A Scientific Divide 130 -- Lamarck, Mendel, and Race: An Ideological Divide 134 -- Eugenics in the Estado Novo 138 -- 5. Eugenics in Russia, 1900-1940 / Mark B. Adams 153 -- Origins of Russian Eugenics, 1900-1920 155 -- Structure of Russian Eugenics, 1920-1930 164 -- Bolshevik Eugenics 171 -- "Eugenics" and the Cultural Revolution, 1929-1932 182 -- "Medical Genetics," Eugenics, and Lysenkoism, 1932-1940 188 -- 6. Towards a Comparative History of Eugenics / Mark B. Adams 217 -- Myths and Realities 217 -- Prospects 225.
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.
Other author Adams, Mark B.
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.
ISBN 0195053613 (alk. paper)