The hidden science of eugenics

Nature. 1995 Mar 23;374(6520):302-4. doi: 10.1038/374302a0.


The early eugenicists were not stupid, but they did not share our social values. The rise and fall of the eugenics movement is a history that modern medical geneticists would do well to heed.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eugenics* / history
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Internationality
  • National Socialism
  • Social Values