Experiences and voices of eugenics field-workers: 'women's work' in biology.

  title={Experiences and voices of eugenics field-workers: 'women's work' in biology.},
  author={Amy Sue Bix},
  journal={Social studies of science},
  volume={27 4},
Experiences and ideas of eugenic 'field-workers' offer a new historical perspective on American eugenics, while highlighting terms of women's early twentieth-century scientific education and research employment. To advance knowledge of heredity, the US Eugenics Record Office (ERO), between 1910 and 1924, trained 258 students (85% of them women) to collect information about individuals, families and communities. Though some historians have dismissed eugenic field-workers as careless or… CONTINUE READING