Eugenics — Medical or Social Science?

Science in Context 8 (1):197-207 (1995)
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The ArgumentEugenics is the paradigmatic case of the conflict between biology and medicine over social influence. Commenting on as essay by Debora Kamrat–Lang(1995), the paper reconstructs the historical roots of eugenics as a form of preventive medicine. A comparision between the development of some crucial aspects of eugenics between Germany and the United States reveals that the prevalence of the value placed on the individual over hereditary health of a population ultimately determined the outcome of the conflict but collective concepts may be revived by new biological knowledge.



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The relation of eugenics to other sciences.Harry H. Laughlin - 1919 - The Eugenics Review 11 (2):53.

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