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Author Logan, Cheryl A.

Title Hormones, heredity, and race : spectacular failure in interwar Vienna / Cheryl A. Logan
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 245 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Contents pt. 1. Constructing heredity -- pt. 2. Reform eugenics
Summary In the early twentieth century, arguments between "nature" and "nurture" pitted a rigid genetic determinism against the idea that genes were flexible and open to environmental change. This book tells the story of three Viennese biologists who sought to show how the environment could shape heredity through the impact of hormones and explores the dynamic of failure in science through both scientific and social lenses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Kammerer, Paul, 1880-1926.
Steinach, Eugen, 1861-1944.
Tandler, Julius, 1869-1936.
Endocrinology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Heredity -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Inheritance of acquired characters -- 20th century.
Nature and nurture -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Physical anthropology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Racism in anthropology -- Austria -- Vienna -- 20th century.
Rejuvenation -- 20th century.
Heredity -- genetics.
Adaptation, Biological.
History, 20th Century.
Anthropology, Physical -- history.
Hormones -- history.
Continental Population Groups -- genetics.
Prejudice -- history.
Vienna (Austria) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813559707 (electronic bk.)
1299733654 (MyiLibrary)
1461934966 (electronic bk.)
9780813559704 (electronic bk.)
9781299733657 (MyiLibrary)
9781461934967 (electronic bk.)