2011-03-03 -- Eugenics, Race, and Medicine

2011-03-03 -- Eugenics, Race, and Medicine - Eugenics,...

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Unformatted text preview: Eugenics, Race, and Medicine History 451 March 3, 2011 Prof. November Baby Bollinger (1910s) Euthanasia and Eugenics found together often Negative eugenics Infanticide and involuntary sterilization (60,000+ in US 1907- 1970) Dr. Harry J. Haiselden allows deaths of 6 (or more) infants diagnosed as defective Haiselden publicizes his acts in newspapers and films The Black Stork (1917) Starring Haiselden as himself Defended by Clarence Darrow Baby Bollinger (1910s) Euthanasia and Eugenics found together often Negative eugenics Infanticide and involuntary sterilization (60,000+ in US 1907- 1970) Dr. Harry J. Haiselden allows deaths of 6 (or more) infants diagnosed as defective Haiselden publicizes his acts in newspapers and films The Black Stork (1917) Starring Haiselden as himself Defended by Clarence Darrow Eugenics Artificial selection for human beings Positive Eugenics vs Negative Eugenics If breeding is effective in animals, and humans are animals, then why not breed humans? Religion opposes it Progressivism embraces it: a scientific basis of governance Cultivation of beneficial traits Improvement of national fitness Use of scientific methods to observe these traits Being cowards, we defeat natural selection under cover of philanthropy: being sluggards, we neglect artificial selection under cover of delicacy and morality." (George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman , 1903) Neo-Darwinian Inheritance (1900) Traits are innate organisms acquire traits through chance, not through the actions of their parent(s)...
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2011-03-03 -- Eugenics, Race, and Medicine - Eugenics,...

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