Men of Science

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Title

Men of Science

Subject

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911
Eugenics
Excerpts
Rare Books

Description

Francis Galton, influenced by the work of Charles Darwin, came to believe that, following research into the biographies and genealogies of 400 famous individuals—judges, statesmen, poets, painters, scientists and athletes—genius was hereditary. He then proceeds to speculate about the comparative worth and abilities of different races and nations. This excerpt lists "Men of Science," including Charles Darwin.

Abstract

Two page excerpt from Sir Francis Galton's Herediatry genius: an inquiry into the laws and consequences which discusses race

Creator

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

Publisher

Macmillan and Co.

Date Created

1869

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (2.Am.44)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0001931

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1957

Files

0001931_dref.jpg

Citation

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911 , “Men of Science,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6206.

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