Francis Galton

The Eugenic Impulse

By Nathaniel Comfort The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2012 "The ultimate ideal sought," wrote Harvey Ernest Jordan in 1912, "is a perfect society constituted of perfect individuals." Jordan, who would ...

Genetics Journal Reveals Dark Past

April 24, 2011 "Three generations of imbeciles is enough," thundered Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., in the 1927 Buck vs. Bell court decision, legalizing forced sterilizations nationwide. ... A triumph of ...

UK: The Annals of Eugenics

In a 1926 article in American Anthropologist, E.A. Hooten reviewed the brand new journal Annals of Eugenics, a publication devoted to "racial problems" that "every anthropologist will welcome." By Martin Robbins ...

Tailored Genes

Legal Affairs November|December 2003 Reviewed: Limited Options By John C. Coffee Jr. Tailored Genes By Edward J. Larson Pay Direct By Boris Bittker Eugenics was the darling of scientists and lawmakers of the early 20th century. ...