International Eugenics Conference

International Eugenics Conference

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Three International Eugenics Congresses took place between 1912 and 1932 and were the global venue for scientists, politicians, and social leaders to plan and discuss the application of programs to improve human heredity in the early twentieth century. Assessing the work of Charles Darwin, and pondering the experience of animal breeders and horticulturists, Francis Galton wondered if the human genetic make-up could be improved: "The question was then forced upon me - Could not the race of men be similarly improved? Could not the undesirables be got rid of and the desirables multiplied?" This concept of eugenics - a term he introduced - soon won many adherents, notably in North America and England. First practical steps were taken in the United States of America.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136531216
  • 9786136531212