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The Resource The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine, Nathaniel Comfort

The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine, Nathaniel Comfort

Label
The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine
Title
The science of human perfection
Title remainder
how genes became the heart of American medicine
Statement of responsibility
Nathaniel Comfort
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Comfort, Nathaniel C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical genetics
  • Eugenics
  • Heredity
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Eugenics
  • Heredity
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • United States
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Eugenics
  • Heredity
  • Medical genetics
  • United States
Label
The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine, Nathaniel Comfort
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 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
Control code
ocn811132970
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300188875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2zxfrv
  • aeb792ef-ae19-4052-8c15-a36e47d50244
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811132970
Label
The science of human perfection : how genes became the heart of American medicine, Nathaniel Comfort
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 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
Control code
ocn811132970
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 316 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300188875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2zxfrv
  • aeb792ef-ae19-4052-8c15-a36e47d50244
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811132970

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