Heredity in relation to eugenics

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Title

Heredity in relation to eugenics

Subject

Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944
Eugenics
Frontispieces (illustrations)
Title pages
Dedications (documents)

Description

Harvard graduate, Charles Benedict Davenport, was one of the leaders of the American eugenics movement. In 1904, he became the director of the Carnegie Institution’s Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor, on Long Island, and worked on applying Mendelian genetics concepts to man. With the philanthropic support of Mrs. E. H. Harriman, Davenport developed the Eugenics Record Office in 1910 to educate field workers, promote public lectures, sponsor local societies, collect family histories and surveys, and even offer “heredity counseling” to married couples.

Heredity in relation to eugenics, with its emphasis on the study of inherited traits and dispositions to disease, is dedicated to Mrs. Harriman “in recognition of the generous assistance she has given to research.” This particular copy was presented to the American Social Hygiene Association by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., in 1930.

Abstract

Frontispiece, title page, and dedication of Charles Benedict Davenport's Heredity in relation to eugenics

Creator

Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company

Date Created

1911

Rights

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Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (HD 2.Am.45)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (3 pages)

Language

English

Identifier

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Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library

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Citation

Davenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944 , “Heredity in relation to eugenics,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6217.

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