Reactivation of the Dight Institute, 1947-1949: Counseling in human genetics

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Title

Reactivation of the Dight Institute, 1947-1949: Counseling in human genetics

Subject

Reed, Sheldon C. (Sheldon Clark), 1910-2003 (author)
Dight, Charles Fremont, 1856-1938
Eugenics
Dight Institute of the University of Minnesota
Title pages
Journals (periodicals)

Description

Physician Charles F. Dight (1856-1938) was the first president of the Minnesota Eugenics Society and promoted the state’s adoption of a law for the sterilization of the feeble-minded and insane in 1925. He bequeathed his fortune to the University of Minnesota and so established the Charles Fremont Dight Institute for the Promotion of Human Genetics in 1941 to provide lectures, educational opportunities, and genetic counseling services to the public and foster research. In 1948, the Institute received 40,000 pedigrees—the working files of the Eugenics Record Office—from the Carnegie Institution. The Dight Institute was active until 1991.

Abstract

Title page and one page excerpt from the Reactivation of the Dight Institute 1947-1949, in the Dight Institute Bulletin, no. 6 (1949)

Creator

Reed, Sheldon C. (Sheldon Clark), 1910-2003

Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Date Created

1949

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Is Part Of

Countway Library Bound Journals, Bulletin : Dight Institute of the University of Minnesota 1942-1951, no. 6, 1949

Format

text

Extent

1 title page and excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0002106
0002107

Provenance

From the Collections of the Library of Harvard Medical School

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Citation

Reed, Sheldon C. (Sheldon Clark), 1910-2003 , “Reactivation of the Dight Institute, 1947-1949: Counseling in human genetics,” OnView, accessed June 14, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6224.