The purpose of H-Eugenics is to provide a forum for the history of eugenics. This includes discussion of primary and secondary sources related to the history of eugenics; discussion or debate on specific aspects of the history of eugenics as they occur to list participants; ideas for books, articles, courses, or other scholarly projects on the history of eugenics; reviews of books and other scholarly literature related to the history of eugenics; and discussion of the relationship of 21st century biomedical procedures and genetic modification to eugenics ( i.e., "neo-eugenics").

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Bollinger baby centennial

Tomorrow, November 12, 2015, marks the centennial of the birth of "Baby Bollinger."  Chicago surgeon Harry Haiselden decided to not perform life-saving surgery on the baby because he considered the boy eugenically unfit, and the baby died five days later.  Haiselden's actions were widely publicized, including his 1917 motion picture The Black Stork, which is also the title of my 1996 book The Black Stork: Eugenics and the Death of "Defective" Babies in American M