Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development

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Title

Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development

Subject

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911
Eugenics
Title pages
Frontispieces (illustrations)
Composite photographs

Description

In the notes to the introduction of this work, which assembles and revises his writings since the publication of Hereditary genius, Galton coins the neologism which gave its name to a movement: “That is, with questions bearing on what is termed in Greek, eugenes, namely, good in stock, hereditarily endowed with noble qualities. This, and the allied words, eugeneia, etc., are equally applicable to men, brutes, and plants. We greatly want a brief word to express the science of improving stock, which is by no means confined to questions of judicious mating, but which, especially in the case of man, takes cognisance of all influences that tend in however remote a degree to give to the more suitable races or strains of blood a better chance of prevailing speedily over the less suitable than they otherwise would have had. The word eugenics would sufficiently express the idea.”

Abstract

Frontispiece and title page of Sir Francis Galton's Inquiries into human faculty and its development

Creator

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

Publisher

Macmillan and Co.

Date Created

1883

Rights

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Is Part Of

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (BF701.G13)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

image

Extent

1 title page and 1 frontispiece

Language

English

Type

still image

Identifier

0001932

Provenance

From the Collections of the Library of Harvard Medical School

Files

0001932_ref.jpg

Citation

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911 , “Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development,” OnView, accessed June 14, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6207.