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  1. Controlling Human Heredity: 1865 to the Present.Diane B. Paul & Marouf A. Hasian - 1998 - Journal of the History of Biology 31 (2):292-295.
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    The Politics of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate.Diane B. Paul - 1998 - State University of New York Press.
    Explores the political forces underlying shifts in thinking about the respective influence of heredity and environment in shaping human behavior, and the feasibility and morality of eugenics.
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    "Our Load of Mutations" Revisited.Diane B. Paul - 1987 - Journal of the History of Biology 20 (3):321 - 335.
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    ?Our load of mutations? revisited.Diane B. Paul - 1987 - Journal of the History of Biology 20 (3):321-335.
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    9 Darwin, social Darwinism and eugenics.Diane B. Paul - 2003 - In J. Hodges & Gregory Radick (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Darwin. Cambridge University Press. pp. 214.
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    Remembering Richard Lewontin.Stuart A. Newman, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Daniel L. Hartl, Philip Kitcher, Diane B. Paul, John Beatty, Sahotra Sarkar, Elliott Sober & William C. Wimsatt - 2021 - Biological Theory 16 (4):257-267.
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    Reflections on the Historiography of American Eugenics: Trends, Fractures, Tensions.Diane B. Paul - 2016 - Journal of the History of Biology 49 (4):641-658.
    By the 1950s, eugenics had lost its scientific status; it now belonged to the context rather than to the content of science. Interest in the subject was also at low ebb. But that situation would soon change dramatically. Indeed, in an essay-review published in 1993, Philip Pauly commented that a “eugenics industry” had come to rival the “Darwin industry” in importance, although the former seemed less integrated than the latter. Since then, the pace of publication on eugenics, including American eugenics, (...)
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    What Was Wrong with Eugenics? Conflicting Narratives and Disputed Interpretations.Diane B. Paul - 2014 - Science & Education 23 (2):259-271.
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    Genetic Services, Economics, and Eugenics.Diane B. Paul - 1998 - Science in Context 11 (3-4):481-491.
    The ArgumentWhat are the aims of genetic services? Do any of these aims deserve to be labeled “eugenics”? Answers to these strenuously debated questions depend not just on the facts about genetic testing and screening but also on what is understood by “eugenics,” a term with multiple and contested meanings. This paper explores the impact of efforts to label genetic services “eugenics” and argues that attempts to protect against the charge have seriously distorted discussion about their purpose. Following Ruth Chadwick, (...)
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    Eugenics Redux: “Reproductive Benefit” as a Rationale for Newborn Screening.Diane B. Paul - 2018 - Hastings Center Report 48 (S2):12-13.
    In recent years, as newborn screening has expanded to include conditions for which treatment is questionable, new rationales for screening have proliferated. One such rationale is the potential reproductive benefit to parents from the detection of a genetic condition or carrier status in infants. An unanticipated consequence of invoking knowledge of reproductive risk as a major benefit of screening has been to open newborn screening to the charge that it constitutes state‐sanctioned eugenics. Thus, an endeavor that had been viewed as (...)
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    John Stuart mill, innate differences, and the regulation of reproduction.Diane B. Paul & Benjamin Day - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (2):222-231.
    In this paper, we show that the question of the relative importance of innate characteristics and institutional arrangements in explaining human difference was vehemently contested in Britain during the first half of the nineteenth century. Thus Sir Francis Galton’s work of the 1860s should be seen as an intervention in a pre-existing controversy. The central figure in these earlier debates—as well as many later ones—was the philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill. In Mill’s view, human nature was fundamentally shaped by (...)
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    John Stuart Mill, innate differences, and the regulation of reproduction.Diane B. Paul & Benjamin Day - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39 (2):222-231.
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    Toward a Realistic Assessment of PKU Screening.Diane B. Paul - 1994 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1994:322 - 328.
    Newborn screening for the genetic disease phenylketonuria (PKU) is generally considered the greatest success story of applied human genetics. Even those generally skeptical of the value of genetic testing often comment enthusiastically on this program. In fact, PKU screening has been plagued with serious problems since its inception in the early 1960s. This essay describes some of these difficulties and asks what lessons they hold for other screening programs. It also argues that realism in our assessment of such programs requires (...)
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    The selection of the?Survival of the Fittest?Diane B. Paul - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (3):411-424.
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    The Selection of the "Survival of the Fittest".Diane B. Paul - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (3):411 - 424.
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    The failure of a scientific critique: David Heron, Karl Pearson and Mendelian eugenics.Hamish G. Spencer & Diane B. Paul - 1998 - British Journal for the History of Science 31 (4):441-452.
    The bitterness and protracted character of the biometrician–Mendelian debate has long aroused the interest of historians of biology. In this paper, we focus on another and much less discussed facet of the controversy: competing interpretations of the inheritance of mental defect. Today, the views of the early Mendelians, such as Charles B. Davenport and Henry H. Goddard, are universally seen to be mistaken. Some historians assume that the Mendelians' errors were exposed by advances in the science of genetics. Others believe (...)
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    Foreword.Raphael Falk, Diane B. Paul & Garland Allen - 1998 - Science in Context 11 (3-4):329-330.
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    Beyond the Gene: Cytoplasmic Inheritance and the Struggle for Authority in Genetics. Jan Sapp.Diane B. Paul - 1988 - Isis 79 (3):518-519.
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    Essay Review: German Rassenhygiene, Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism, 1870–1945.Diane B. Paul - 1994 - History of Science 32 (4):484-486.
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    German Rassenhygiene.Diane B. Paul - 1994 - History of Science 32 (4):484-486.
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    Nature, Human Nature, and Society: Marx, Darwin, Biology, and the Human SciencesPaul Heyer.Diane B. Paul - 1983 - Isis 74 (4):577-577.
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    The Mendelian Revolution: The Emergence of Hereditarian Concepts in Modern Science and Society. Peter Bowler.Diane B. Paul - 1991 - Isis 82 (4):773-774.
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    Where libertarian premises lead.Diane B. Paul - 2001 - American Journal of Bioethics 1 (1):26 – 27.
  24. Book notices-thinking about evolution. Historical, philosophical and political perspectives.Rama S. Singh, Costas B. Krimbas, Diane B. Paul & John Beatty - 2001 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23 (2):327.
     
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    Marga Vicedo, Intelligent Love: The Story of Clara Park, Her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother, Boston: Beacon Press, 2021, ISBN: 9780807055519, 272 pp. [REVIEW]Diane B. Paul - 2023 - Journal of the History of Biology 56 (3):577-578.
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    Jene M. Porter and Peter W. B. Phillips , Public Science in Liberal Democracy. Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2007. Pp. xii+343. ISBN 978-0-8020-9359-2. £45.00. [REVIEW]Diane B. Paul - 2009 - British Journal for the History of Science 42 (1):150.
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    Peter Keating;, Alberto Cambrosio. Biomedical Platforms: Realigning the Normal and the Pathological in Late‐Twentieth‐Century Medicine. xiv + 544 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2003. $55. [REVIEW]Diane B. Paul - 2005 - Isis 96 (1):146-147.
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