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  1. Tracing the Shifting Sands of ‘Medical Genetics’: What’s in a Name?William Leeming - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 41 (1):50-60.
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  • Tracing the Shifting Sands of 'Medical Genetics': What's in a Name?William Leeming - 2010 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C 41 (1):50-60.
    This paper focuses on the structural development of institution-based interest in genetics in Anglo-North American medicine after 1930 concomitantly with an analysis of the changes through which ideas about heredity and the hereditary transmission of diseases in families have passed. It maintains that the unfolding relationship between medicine and genetics can best be understood against the background of the shift in emphasis in conceptualisations of recurring patterns of disease in families from ‘biological relatedness’ to ‘related to chromosomes and genes’. The (...)
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