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Building the New Man

Francesco Cassata


Francesco Cassata

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1Research and writing for this book has been supported by many institutions and individuals. My first debt of gratitude is to Marius Turda, for his support and guidance during the process of revision, translation and publication of the book. Discussions with colleagues at seminars and conferences where I presented my work helped in clarifying many of my arguments: I would like to mention in particular the workshop on Regards croisés sur l’hérédité pathologique et l’essor de la génétique humaine au xxe siècle. Une histoire comparée Italie-France, organized by the CERMES (CNRS-INSERM-EHESS) and the Institute for the History of Medicine in Rome (5 December 2005); the conference on Eugenics, Modernization and Biopolitics, organized by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Science, in cooperation with the Working Group on the History of Race and Eugenics, Oxford Brookes University (17–19 April 2008); and the workshop on Human Heredity in the Twentieth Century (A Cultural History of Heredity V), organized by the ESRC Research Centre for Genomics in Society (University of Exeter), in collaboration with the Centre for Medical History of the University of Exeter and the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (2–4 September, 2010).

2Research on the book would not have been possible without the help of many librarians and archivists: for their substantial help with bibliographic and archival research I would like to thank the staff of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi in Turin; the Institute for the History of Medicine in Rome; the Archivio Centrale dello Stato in Rome; the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

3Many people have made comments and criticisms of the arguments developed here. I owe special thanks to Luc Berlivet, Mauro Capocci, Gilberto Corbellini, Giovanni Favero, Massimo Moraglio, Claudio Pogliano, Sandro Rinauro, Paul J. Weindling.

4Anna Treves, until her untimely death, was a friend and a mentor. This book owes a great deal to her understanding of population studies in twentieth century Italy.

5March 2011

© Central European University Press, 2011

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