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dc.creatorWilson, Philip K.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-12T18:19:35Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-12T18:19:35Zen
dc.date.created2006-03en
dc.date.issued2006-03en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Humanities 2006 Spring; 27(1): 19-37en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/508777en
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis was clearly one of the most predominant diseases of the early twentieth century. At this time, Americans involved in the eugenics movement grew increasingly interested in methods to prevent this disease's potential hereditary spread. To do so, as this essay examines, eugenicists' attempted to shift the accepted view that tuberculosis arose from infection and contagion to a view of its heritable nature. The methods that they employed to better understand the propagation and control of tuberculosis are also discussed. Finally, the essay explores the interpretative analyses of data that the Eugenics Record Office used in an attempt to convince contemporaries of the hereditary transmission of tuberculosis.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageengen
dc.source294690en
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectEugenicsen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectTuberculosisen
dc.subject.classificationHistory of Health Ethics / Bioethicsen
dc.subject.classificationConcept of Healthen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationEugenicsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Care for Particular Diseases or Groupsen
dc.titleConfronting "hereditary" disease: eugenic attempts to eliminate tuberculosis in progressive era Americaen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the Bioethics Research Library, Georgetown University, for the National Information Resource on Ethics and Human Genetics, a project funded by the United States National Human Genome Research Instituteen
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText Livelink Discovery Server database named GenETHX to DSpace collection GenETHX hosted by Georgetown Universityen


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