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Cultivating Genetics in the Country: Whittingehame Lodge, Cambridge

Edited by Donald L. Opitz

in Geographies of Nineteenth-Century Science

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226487267
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226487298 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226487298.003.0004
Cultivating Genetics in the Country: Whittingehame Lodge, Cambridge

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This chapter examines experimental testing in country houses in Cambridge, England. It highlights the role of country house in the early history of genetics in Great Britain during the decades around 1900. This chapter discusses the history of the Whittingehame Lodge and suggests that nature of the science of genetics in Cambridge was determined replication at a smaller scale of distinctive and separate experimental spaces for doing such science beyond the university.

Keywords: experimental testing; country houses; Cambridge; England; genetics; Great Britain; Whittingehame Lodge; university

Chapter.  10835 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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