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Eugenics, medicine and psychiatry in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Stucchi-Portocarrero, Santiago
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T03:10:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T03:10:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/4062
dc.description.abstract Eugenics was defined by Galton as 'the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race'. In Peru, eugenics was related to social medicine and mental hygiene, in accordance with the neo-Lamarckian orientation, that predominated in Latin America. Peruvian eugenists assumed the mission of fighting hereditary and infectious diseases, malnutrition, alcoholism, drug addiction, prostitution, criminality and everything that threatened the future of the 'Peruvian race'. There were some enthusiastic advocates of 'hard' eugenic measures, such as forced sterilization and eugenic abortion, but these were never officially implemented in Peru (except for the compulsory sterilization campaign during the 1995-2000 period). Eugenics dominated scientific discourse during the first half of the twentieth century, but eugenic discourse did not disappear completely until the 1970s. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1740-2360
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Eugenics en_US
dc.subject euthanasia en_US
dc.subject forced sterilization en_US
dc.subject History, 20th Century en_US
dc.subject mental hygiene en_US
dc.subject Psychiatry en_US
dc.subject racism en_US
dc.subject social medicine en_US
dc.subject Social Medicine en_US
dc.title Eugenics, medicine and psychiatry in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0957154X17741232
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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