Eugenics, Scope Note 28
Coutts, Mary Carrington
McCarrick, Pat Milmoe
This annotated bibliography with an introductory essay was first published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 163-178, June, 1995. It has been updated by Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown staff on a periodic basis through July 2011. These citations provide a representative sample of the literature on eugenics as an aid for students and researchers who are beginning to explore the topic. Search strategies for numerous databases are supplied at the end of this bibliography to support comprehensive research.
Eugenics was originally authored in 1995 by Mary Carrington Coutts and Pat Milmoe McCarrick, reference librarians at the Bioethics Research Library (BRL) and published in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 163-178, June, 1995. This publication has been updated periodically by BRL staff members Richard Anderson, Martina Darragh, Harriet Gray, and Kathleen Schroeder. Maddalena Tilli Shiffert, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, was a scientific advisor on this project in 2011, when this bibliography was last updated. Also in 2011, Katherine L. Record and Melissa K. Bourne of the Georgetown University Law Center, developed search strategies to access the legal literature; these are incorporated into each Scope Note on genetics, along with strategies for other disciplines designed by BRL staff.
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