Flowers for Algernon

What was happening in the world of science in the late 50s and early 60s?


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In the context of the novel, I expect there were psychological experiments being conducted on intelligence and genetics. Charlie is selected undergo an experimental surgical technique to increase his intelligence. This, of course, is the stuff of science fiction but is in line with the big interest in IQ and tests that measure this at the time.