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Legacies of Eugenics Project

The careful study of original documents is key to all historical investigations. Digital libraries offer many primary sources associated with the history and legacy of eugenics. In the Legacies Digital Library, we post those we find otherwise difficult to locate. These are available as open access, free to download pdf files.

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Pearson (1920) The Science of Man: Its Needs and Its Prospects

Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 10: Pearson, Karl. 1920. The Science of Man: Its Needs and Its Prospects. Being the Presidential Address to Section H. of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (London: Cambridge University Press). 17 pp. Questions of the Day and of the Fray number 10

Veale (1965) Intestinal Polyposis

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 40: Veale, Arthur Milton Oliver. 1965. Intestinal Polyposis (London: Published for the Galton Laboratory, University College London, by the Cambridge University Press). 104 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 40

Harris (1953) An Introduction to Human Biochemical Genetics

Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 37: Harris, Harry. 1953. An Introduction to Human Biochemical Genetics (London: Cambridge University Press). 96 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs 37

Pearson (1910) On the Relationship of Health to the Psychical and Physical Characters in School Children

Pearson, Karl. 1910. On the Relationship of Health to the Psychical and Physical Characters in School Children (London: Dulau and Co.). 77 pp. Advertised on endpapers as ‘The Health of the School-Child in Relation to its Mental Characters’. This was reprinted in 1923 by Cambridge University Press. 77 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 4 Pearson, Karl. 1910. On… Read More »

Pope (1908) A Second Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Marital Infection

Pope, Ernest G. (deceased), edited and revised by Karl Pearson. 1908. A Second Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Marital Infection. With an Appendix on Assortative Mating from Data Reduced by Ethel M. Elderton(London: Dulau and Co.). 36 pp. Title page and endpapers do not specify this as a publication in this series, but structure and format… Read More »

Pearson (1907) A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Pearson, Karl. 1907. A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis (London: Dulau and Co.). 26 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 2 Pearson, Karl. 1907. A First Study of the Statistics of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Heron (1906) On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes in This Relation That Have Taken Place in the Last Fifty Years

Heron, David. 1906. On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes in This Relation That Have Taken Place in the Last Fifty Years (London: Dulau and Co.). 22 pp. Studies in National Deterioration number 1 Heron, David. 1906. On the Relation of Fertility in Man to Social Status, and On the Changes… Read More »

Pearson (1921) Side Lights on the Evolution of Man

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 13: Pearson, Karl. 1921. Side Lights on the Evolution of Man; Being a Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution, Friday, May 14, 1920 (London: Cambridge University Press). 27 pp. Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 13 Pearson, Karl. 1921. Side Lights on the Evolution of Man (HathiTrust)      

Pearson (1919) The Function of Science in the Modern State

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 12: Pearson, Karl. 1919. The Function of Science in the Modern State, second edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 97 pp. First published as Karl Pearson. 1902. ‘The Function of Science in the Modern State’, Encyclopaedia Britannica, volume 32 (PRI-STO), pp. vii-xxxvii. GLNE reprint is second edition 1919. Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 12 Karl Pearson.… Read More »

Pearson (1919) National Life from the Standpoint of Science

Eugenics Laboratory Lectures number 11: Pearson, Karl. 1919. National Life from the Standpoint of Science. Second edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). 64 pp. First published as Karl Pearson. 1901. National Life from the Standpoint of Science; An Address delivered at Newcastle, November 19, 1900, by Karl Pearson (London: A. and C. Black). 62 pp. Second printing under same… Read More »