“Haunted Files” in the NY Times

NY Times

Haunted Files: The Eugenics Record Office was featured in today’s Science Times in an article that explores the troubled history of the infamous Long Island institution. Author Joshua A. Krisch writes:

“At the N.Y.U. exhibit, the ethical line between genetics and eugenics is blurred in every cabinet; legitimate science and blatant racism vie for space on every page. The reconstructed eugenics office can force viewers to think about the ethical implications of today’s genetic research.”

Read the whole article here.

Image Courtesy of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Eugenics Image Archive, Dolan DNA Learning Center

2 thoughts on ““Haunted Files” in the NY Times

  • October 14, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    As an economist one particular specialization among others (public health sic!) is economic history ,your “Haunted files” ought to mirror a modern society in a disturbing way.
    I highly appreciate such an enterprise to inform and make aware some visitors.
    Allow me to recommend a thorough historical study by Götz Aly:Die Belasteten ,eine Gesellschaftsgeschichte,Fischer Verlag,Frankfurt am Main 2013.

  • October 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    An extremely important time in our history which carries all sorts of implications for the world today. Eugenics should not be left out of our history text books.


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