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100 1 _aComfort, Nathaniel C.
245 1 4 _aThe science of human perfection :
_bhow genes became the heart of American medicine /
_cNathaniel Comfort.
260 _aNew Haven, Conn. ;
_aLondon :
_bYale University Press,
_cc2012.
300 _axvii, 316 p. :
_bill., ports. ;
_c25 cm.
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 269-298) and index.
505 0 _aThe Galton-Garrod Society -- Fisher's quest -- A germ theory of genes -- The heredity clinics -- How the geneticists learned to start worrying and love mutation -- Getting their organ -- Genetics without sex.
520 _a"Keeping his focus on America, Nathaniel Comfort introduces the community of scientists, physicians, and public health workers who have contributed to the development of medical genetics from the nineteenth century to today. He argues that medical genetics is closely related to eugenics, and indeed that the two cannot be fully understood separately. He also carefully examines how the desire to relieve suffering and to improve ourselves genetically, though noble, may be subverted. History makes clear that as patients and consumers we must take ownership of genetic medicine, using it intelligently, knowledgeably, and skeptically"--
_cProvided by publisher.
650 0 _aMedical genetics
_zUnited States
_xHistory.
650 0 _aEugenics
_zUnited States
_xHistory.
650 0 _aHeredity
_zUnited States
_xHistory.
650 1 2 _aGenetics, Medical
_xhistory
_zUnited States.
650 2 2 _aEugenics
_xhistory
_zUnited States.
650 2 2 _aHeredity
_xgenetics
_zUnited States.
650 2 2 _aHistory, 20th Century
_zUnited States.
650 2 2 _aHistory, 21st Century
_zUnited States.
999 _c152318
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