This paper sketches some of the key similarities and differences between eugenics and public health in the United States, and it examines how their relationship was shaped by the interaction of science and culture.
The results demonstrate that eugenics was not an isolated movement whose significance is confined to the histories of genetics and pseudoscience, but was instead an important and cautionary part of past public health and a general medical history as well.
Mots-clés Pascal : Eugénisme, Histoire, Médecine, Santé, Etats Unis
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Eugenics, History, Medicine, Health, United States
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 97/11 V
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 17/04/1998.