Social Darwinism and Eugenics | Victorian Sensations

Paul McGann investigates how Victorian scientists were developing theories about ways to prevent biological and social decay in humans.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'45''
  • Broadcast year: 2019
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Medicine in Britain, c1000-present | c1700-c1900: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain | Ideas about the cause of disease and illness

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Victorian Sensations
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: Decadence and Degeneration