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Reforming Human Heredity in the 1930s

Jenny Bangham

in Blood Relations: Transfusion and the Making of Human Genetics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226739977
eISBN:
9780226740171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226740171.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1930s, a community of influential British biologists seized on blood groups in their attempts to reform the study of human heredity. This community included R. A. Fisher, Lancelot Hogben, J. ... More


Politicized Pedagogy

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the way human heredity was taught in the college-preparatory schools in Germany prior to and during the Third Reich, revealing that eugenics was taught even before the Nazi ... More


The International Human Genetics Community Faces Nazi Germany

in The Nazi Symbiosis: Human Genetics and Politics in the Third Reich

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226891767
eISBN:
9780226891798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226891798.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the reaction of the international human genetics community to the use of its science by Nazi Germany. It analyzes the critical position of the so-called reform eugenicist in the ... More


Heredity under the Microscope: Chromosomes and the Study of the Human Genome

Soraya de Chadarevian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226685083
eISBN:
9780226685250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226685250.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The book is about chromosomes and the study of human heredity in the second half of the twentieth century. Today chromosomes are viewed as macromolecular assemblies and are analyzed with an array of ... More


Epilogue The Eugenic Impulse

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains that the completion of a reference sequence for the human genome in 2000 marked a threshold for the development of the Garrodian approach to human heredity. This biochemical, ... More


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