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With and Without Galton: Vasilii Florinskii and the Fate of Eugenics in Russia (2018)


In 1865, British polymath Francis Galton published his initial thoughts about the scientific field that would become ‘eugenics.’ The same year, Russian physician Vasilii Florinskii addressed similar issues in a sizeable treatise, entitled Human Perfection and Degeneration. Initially unheralded, Florinskii’s book would go on to have a remarkable afterlife in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russia. In this lucid and insightful work, Nikolai Krementsov argues that the concept of eugenics brings together ideas, values, practices, and fears energised by a focus on the future.

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Review Andy Byford (2019) Review of "With and Without Galton: Vasilii Florinskii and the Fate of Eugenics in Russia". Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology (pp. 355-364). unapi

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Yukushina, Irina I.
Imogen Sophie Kristin Wade
Poluektov, M.
Olga Povoroznyuk
Irina Antoshchuk
Capasso, Lorenzo
Medicina Historica
Spontaneous Generations
Science and Education
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Engineering Studies
Palgrave Macmillan
Oxford University Press
Open Book Publishers
University of Wisconsin at Madison
Yale University Press
University of Nebraska Press
Science and politics
Science and culture
Science and society
Florinskii, Vasilii
Galton, Francis
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Arctic regions

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