Eugenics for the Doctors: Medicine and Social Control in 1930s Turkey

  title={Eugenics for the Doctors: Medicine and Social Control in 1930s Turkey},
  author={Sanem G{\"u}venç Salgirli},
  journal={Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences},
  pages={281 - 312}
This article aims to add a new dimension to the analysis of the relationship between medicine and eugenics via a discussion of the community of Turkish physicians in the period between the two World Wars. It argues that even though the relationship between the two fields has been discussed before in terms of the professional ideology of doctors, the medical community itself has not come under scrutiny by scholars. It is the purpose of this article to show eugenics as the main unifying edifice… Expand

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