eu·​gen·​i·​cist | \ yü-ˈje-nə-sist How to pronounce eugenicist (audio) \

Definition of eugenicist

: a student or advocate of eugenics

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But Wells was a socialist, a pacifist, a eugenicist. David Wootton, WSJ, "‘Origin Story’ Review: The View From Above," 18 May 2018 According to that narrative, Asperger’s diagnosis saved children from the regime’s eugenicists, amounting to a kind of Schindler’s list. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, "Once Viewed as a Savior of Children, Hans Asperger Is Now Called a Nazi Collaborator," 9 May 2018 At the Bussey Institute, geneticist—and eugenicist—C.C. Little was put in charge of Castle’s mouse colony. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The History of Breeding Mice for Science Begins With a Woman in a Barn," 20 Mar. 2018 To our ears, his screed can sound reactionary, or even eugenicist, although when Ibsen wrote the antimob sentiments, they were shared by liberal thinkers such as Dickens and John Stuart Mill. Rachel Shteir, New York Times, "Ibsen Wrote ‘An Enemy of the People’ in 1882. Trump Has Made It Popular Again.," 9 Mar. 2018 In the world of academics, eugenicists and race theorists were also at the height of their popularity. Jamelle Bouie, Slate Magazine, "Why Richard Spencer Matters," 22 May 2017 Fibiger’s discovery was found to be entirely false, and Wagner-Jauregg (a staunch eugenicist) basically treated syphilis patients by infecting them with malaria, resulting in the deaths of 15 percent of those treated. Devang Mehta, Slate Magazine, "Nobel Prizes Should Reward Science, Not Scientists," 3 Oct. 2017 These included early 20th-century eugenicists, pioneers in gathering the histories of family traits. Harry Bruinius, The Christian Science Monitor, "Meritocracy and the history of the science of biological differences," 26 Aug. 2017 By the time the case made its way to the desk of Justice Holmes, himself an eager eugenicist, readers are hardly surprised by his chilling opinion. Jennifer Senior, New York Times, "Review: Adam Cohen’s ‘Imbeciles’, on the Supreme Court and Justice Not for All," 6 Mar. 2016

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eu·​gen·​i·​cist | \ -ˈjen-ə-səst How to pronounce eugenicist (audio) \

Medical Definition of eugenicist

: a student or advocate of eugenics

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