Wickliffe Draper
Wickliffe Draper (August 9, 1891 – 1972) was an American multimillionaire and philanthropist. He was an ardent eugenicist and lifelong advocate of strict racial segregation. In 1937, he founded the Pi...
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Elisha Gray and Alexander Bell telephone controversy
The Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell controversy concerns the question of whether Gray and Bell invented the telephone independently. This issue is narrower than the question of who deserves cred...
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E. S. Gosney
Ezra Seymour Gosney (November 6, 1855 – September 14, 1942) was an American philanthropist and eugenicist. In 1928 he founded the Human Betterment Foundation (HBF) in Pasadena, California, with the s...
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Harry Chandler
Harry Chandler (May 17, 1864 – September 23, 1944) was an American newspaper publisher and investor who became owner of the largest real estate empire in the U.S.
Harry Chandler was born in Landaf...
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William Lawrence Tower
William Lawrence Tower (1872–??) was an American zoölogist, born in Halifax, Massachusetts. He was educated at the Lawrence Scientific School (Harvard), the Harvard Graduate School, and the...
Flynn effect
The Flynn effect is the substantial and long-sustained increase in both fluid and crystallized intelligence test scores measured in many parts of the world from roughly 1930 to the present day. When i...
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Volta Laboratory and Bureau
The Volta Laboratory (also known as the "Alexander Graham Bell Laboratory", the "Bell Carriage House" and the "Bell Laboratory") and the Volta Bureau were created in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. by Al...
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Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.Bell'...
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National Telephone Company
The National Telephone Company (NTC) was a British telephone company from 1881 until 1911 which brought together smaller local companies in the early years of the telephone. Under the Telephone Transf...
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Hermann Joseph Muller
Herman Joseph Muller (or H. J. Muller) (December 21, 1890 – April 5, 1967) was an American geneticist, educator, and Nobel laureate best known for his work on the physiological and genetic effects of ...
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Glenn Curtiss
Glenn Hammond Curtiss (May 21, 1878 – July 23, 1930) was an American aviation pioneer and a founder of the U.S. aircraft industry. He began his career as a bicycle racer and builder before movin...
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Paul Popenoe
Paul Popenoe (October 16, 1888 – June 19, 1979) was an American founding practitioner of marriage counseling. In his early years, he worked as an agricultural explorer and as a scholar of heredity, w...
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Irving Fisher
Irving Fisher (February 27, 1867 – April 29, 1947) was an American economist, statistician, inventor, and Progressive social campaigner. He was one of the earliest American neoclassical economists, t...
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William Gordon Lennox
William Gordon Lennox (1884–1960) was an American neurologist who was a pioneer in the use of electroencephalography (EEG) for the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
Lennox first became interest...
Elmer Pendell
Elmer Pendell (1894–1982) was an American sociologist.In the tradition of Malthus, he focused on population issues. He was a eugenicist and a social Darwinist, holding the hypothesis that as civili...
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Margaret Sanger
Margaret Higgins Sanger (September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth...
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Lucien Howe
Lucien Howe (September 18, 1848 – December 27, 1928) was an American physician who spent much of his career as a professor of ophthalmology at the University at Buffalo. In 1876 he was instrumental in...
Birth control movement in the United States
The birth control movement in the United States was a social reform campaign from 1914 to around 1945 that aimed to increase the availability of contraception in the U.S. through education and legaliz...
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Robert Latou Dickinson
Robert Latou Dickinson (1861-1950) was an American obstetrician and gynecologist, surgeon, maternal health educator, artist, sculptor and medical illustrator, and research scientist.
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William Herbert Sheldon
William Herbert Sheldon, Jr. (November 19, 1898 - September 17, 1977) was an American psychologist and numismatist. He created the field of somatotype and constitutional psychology that tried to corr...
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National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its int...
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Invention of the telephone
The invention of the telephone is the culmination of work done by many individuals, the history of which involves a collection of claims and counterclaims. The development of the modern electrical tel...
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Seymour Itzkoff
Seymour William Itzkoff (born 1928) is an American professor known for his research into intelligence. He has taught at Smith College since 1965 where he is currently professor emeritus of education a...
Robert Yerkes
Robert Mearns Yerkes (/ˈjɜrkiːz/; May 26, 1876 – February 3, 1956) was an American psychologist, ethologist, and primatologist best known for his work in intelligence testing and in the field of compa...
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Lewis Terman
Lewis Madison Terman (January 15, 1877 – December 21, 1956) was an American psychologist, noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School of Edu...
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Prescott F. Hall
Prescott Farnsworth Hall (27 September 1868 – 28 May 1921) was an American lawyer and author.
After preparation at G. W. Noble's School in Boston he entered Harvard, graduating from the College in...
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Luther Emmett Holt
Luther Emmett Holt (March 4, 1855 – January 14, 1924) was an American pediatrician and author, noted for writing The Care and Feeding of Children in 1894.Born near Rochester, New York, Holt graduated ...
John Campbell Merriam
John Campbell Merriam (October 20, 1869 - October 30, 1945) was an American paleontologist. The first vertebrate paleontologist on the West Coast of the United States, he is best known for his taxonom...
Samuel Jackson Holmes
Samuel Jackson Holmes (March 7, 1868 - March 5, 1964) was an American zoologist and eugenicist. He was a professor at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) for 27 years. Noted as a ge...
Charles Davenport
Charles Benedict Davenport (June 1, 1866 – February 18, 1944) was a prominent American eugenicist and biologist. He was one of the leaders of the American eugenics movement. Eugenics is the study of o...
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