Medical History

"There is an enormous literature on this subject and its surrounding areas. It is not easy to find something here that nobody has heard before. Yet Rachel Boas’s recension of the whole matter brings out something that was not obvious: that the effort to scientise the rhetoric of race through serology, apposite as it would have been in interwar Germany, failed mainly through its rejection by the scientists themselves. Even the chemical colour test for race of E.O. Manoiloff was not taken up by the medical community or by the Nazi authorities, though popular journalism touted it excitedly."
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Rachel E. Boaz
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