Theodore Porter’s contribution to this discussion, Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity, takes a much broader perspective on the eugenics-genetics divide. Instead of seeing eugenics as either a founding contaminant in genetics, or as a temporary aberration in psychiatric science, Porter looks at the much longer history of data collection within the primary sites for psychiatry over several centuries: asylums or mental hospitals.
Laura D. Hirshbein, MD, PhD
Laura Hirshbein is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan and the author of American Melancholy: Constructions of Depression in the Twentieth Century (2009) and Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America (2015), both published by Rutgers University Press.
Posts by Laura D. Hirshbein, MD, PhD
In 2023, the Bond franchise celebrates its 70th anniversary. Very few franchises, with the exception of the Universal Classic Monsters and Godzilla series have enjoyed such a long life in popular media like film. Like them, the Bond franchise has seen many new beginnings which continually restart the property, which perpetually reset it, and which are bound to do so again.