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Completed research project

Title / Titel Eugenic theory and practice in psychiatry in German speaking Switzerland
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Original title / Originaltitel Theorie und Praxis der Eugenik in der Psychiatrie der deutschsprachigen Schweiz
Summary / Zusammenfassung Eugenic theory and practice were widespread in the early decades of the 20th century in Europe and in the United States of America. The introduction of eugenics led to a biologically biased interpretation of social issues. Psychiatry was used to intervene with eugenic measures in healthcare and social policy issues. Eugenic concepts were important in the Swiss psychiatry as well. Presently, there is hardly any research concerning this topic being done. The projects will scrutinize this subject.
Publications / Publikationen Küchenhoff, B. (2003) Eugenic theory and practice at the „Burghölzli“ in the beginning of the 20th century. Schweiz. Arch. Neurol. Psychiatr. 154 (1) 2003: 11-19
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Eugenics; sterilization; history of psychiatry
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. med. Bernhard Küchenhoff (Project Leader)
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Duration of Project / Projektdauer Jul 2001 to Dec 2005