The Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, 1910-1940: An Essay in Institutional History

  title={The Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, 1910-1940: An Essay in Institutional History},
  author={Garland E. Allen},
  pages={225 - 264}
  • G. Allen
  • Published 1 January 1986
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Osiris
Le terme " eugenisme " fut introduit dans le vocabulaire scientifique par le naturaliste et mathematicien britannique F. Galton en 1883. L'eugenisme comme mouvement social aux Etats-Unis apres 1900 : une solution rationnelle, avec des methodes scientifiques aux problemes d'une societe industrielle et urbanisee (alcoolisme, criminalite, etc...). Avec C. B. Davenport (1866-1944) 

Charles B. Davenport

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The Progressive Origins of Eugenics Critics: Raymond Pearl, Herbert S. Jennings, and the Defense of Scientific Inquiry1

  • M. Mezzano
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  • S. Selden
  • History
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  • 1988
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Eugenics and Modern Biology: Critiques of Eugenics, 1910–1945

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  • Medicine
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This paper will present a brief overview of the critiques launched against eugenicists’ claims, particularly criticisms of the American school led by Charles B. Davenport.



genetics and genealogy

  • Bulletin of the Eugenics Record Office,
  • 1919

Kevles's The Physicists are helpful

  • 1906

the German eugenical journal Archiv fur Rassen-und Gesellschaftsbiologie

    The German Population and Race Politics

    • A Letter from Dr. Ploetz

    ); and (more satisfactory, though more limited in scope) Rudolf Vecoli

    • Among those noting the close ideological affinity between eugenics and the loose fabric of progressive thought are Donald Pickens, Eugenics and the Progressives
    • 1960

    Notes" (n.d.), found in Laughlin Papers, NMSU; summarized from Hassencahl