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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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‘Fixing’ human reproduction

‘Fixing’ human reproduction

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Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1996 commentary on the field of eugenics and the eugenics movement in the US. It argues that modern efforts to preserve the lives of marginally-viable infants is, like the eugenics movement, a myopic effort to improve on nature by increasing the ‘efficiency’of human reproduction.

Keywords:   eugenics, reproduction, medical practice, marginally-viable infants

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