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The psychiatrist Auguste Forel and his attitude to eugenics


Küchenhoff, B (2008). The psychiatrist Auguste Forel and his attitude to eugenics. History of Psychiatry, 19(2):215-223.

Abstract

Until the end of the 20th century Forel (1848—1931) was seen as an important neuroanatomist, a fighter against alcoholism, a researcher on ants and the author of Die sexuelle Frage. Forel's racist and eugenic views have been forgotten. Without losing sight of his merits, this article focuses on his attitude to eugenics, and will show that eugenic thinking — based on his main principles — permeated his work.

Abstract

Until the end of the 20th century Forel (1848—1931) was seen as an important neuroanatomist, a fighter against alcoholism, a researcher on ants and the author of Die sexuelle Frage. Forel's racist and eugenic views have been forgotten. Without losing sight of his merits, this article focuses on his attitude to eugenics, and will show that eugenic thinking — based on his main principles — permeated his work.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2008
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 17:13
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 10:21
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:0957-154X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X07080660
PubMed ID:19127840

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