Tag Archives: Public Health

The Absurdity Of Eugenics

I’ve been slowly reading the Illiberal Reformers by Thomas C. Leonard over the Christmas holiday, and came across this passage (p. 112) about Francis Galton: Karl Pearson, Galton’s biographer and scientific heir, said that Galton envisioned eugenics as a national … Continue reading

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The Public Health Gravy Train

H/T Chris Snowdon, on an exposé of Public Health fat cats earning £200,000/yr in the Sun today: …It sparked calls for a cull of the “high priests of the nanny state” behind calls to stay out of the sun, drink … Continue reading

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The Private Language of Public Health

Continuing along yesterday’s theme, I’ve been taking an interest in the Royal Society for Public Health’s Re-thinking the Public Health Workforce, which is all about trying to co-opt various unrelated professions (the ‘wider workforce’) to advance public health interests in … Continue reading

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