Daniel Kevles, PhD

(Leave of absence) Stanley Woodward Prof History; Professor of American Studies; Adjunct Prof. of Law

Research Organizations

History of Medicine

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Kevles's teaching areas are the history of modern science, including genetics, physics, science in American society.

Selected Publications

  • Inventing America: A History of the United States, coauthored with Alex Keyssar, Pauline Maier, and Merritt Roe Smith (New York: W.W. Norton, 2002; 2nd edition forthcoming, 2005)
  • The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project, edited with Leroy Hood Harvard University Press, 1992; (paperback, 1993); published in Germany (Artemis and Winkler), 1994 and in Japan (Ague Shotu-Sha), 1997.
  • In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity Alfred A. Knopf, 1985; University of California Press,1986 (paperback); Harvard University Press, 1995 (paperback with new preface). Also published in England (Penguin), Japan (Asahi), Spain
  • International Eugenics, in Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Holocaust Museum, 2004), pp. 41-60
  • Big Chill in Biotechnology, Technology Review (July 2003)
  • Ownership and Identity: The Drive to Manipulate DNA Has Changed the Economy and the Law, The Scientist, Jan. 13, 2003

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Contact Info

Daniel Kevles, PhD
Mailing Address
Dept. of HistoryYale University
P.O. Box 208324

New Haven, CT 06520-8324

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