Race biology

  title={Race biology},
  author={Anssi Saura},
  • A. Saura
  • Published 25 November 2020
  • Medicine
  • Hereditas
Background The founders of Hereditas envisioned that race biology would be a major subject that had social applications with utmost importance in the near future. Anthropometrics was in this context understood to be the pure and eugenics the applied science. Sweden had a long tradition in physical anthropometry. Herman Lundborg, member of the advisory board of Hereditas, united the anthropometric and eugenic approaches in a synthesis. He was the first head of the Institute for Race Biology in… 
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