The Social Hygiene Bulletin Volume 8-9

The Social Hygiene Bulletin Volume 8-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...already eliminate themselves to some extent as reproductive factors by reason of their very obviousness of such unsuitability. This influence upon the selection of human mates is by no means infallible, but it operates in a sufficient number of cases to prevent disaster to the race. Possibly the eugenists could produce a better race, but they have yet to prove it. Some few eugenic children have been born into the world, but the experiments are neither numerous enough nor conspicuous enough to bring success to any effort to impose on humanity the practice of eugenics beyond what common sense and the natural impulse dictate. The Brooklyn Eagle (Sept. 27) found it not surprising that eugenists should support birth control under certain conditions. This attitude the Eagle found to be the... logical corollary of what Major Darwin said last week about the world need of more children of the fit and fewer of the unfit. But the Congress does not endorse the indiscriminate use of this scientific knowledge. Childless marriages were distinctly not advocated, but condemned. One point which was not faced by the advocates of the dissemination of the knowledge of birth control by physicians was the converse of one made by Major Darwin earlier in regard to mothers' pensions. He opposed them on the ground that in practice they would increase the children of the unfit rather than of the fit. Conversely, the general knowledge of birth control would be likely to limit the children of the fit rather than those of the unfit, in whose behalf it is invoked. In fact, the practice, without scientific endorsement, has already brought about the small families among the well-to-do of good stock. It is the decrease of such families which has raised the cry of "race...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597850
  • 9781236597854