Eugenics, genetics and the family : scientific papers of the Second International Congress of Eugenics

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Eugenics, genetics and the family : scientific papers of the Second International Congress of Eugenics

Subject

International Congress of Eugenics (2nd: 1921)
Eugenics
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Description

There were three international meetings of eugenics researchers during the period of the movement’s greatest influence and activity. This volume reprints the scientific papers from the Second Congress, held at the American Museum of Natural History. Alexander Graham Bell was the honorary president of the Congress and Major Leonard Darwin, one of Charles Darwin’s sons and president of the Eugenics Education Society, delivered a keynote address.

Henry Fairfield Osborn, in his address of welcome, states, “In the United States we are slowly waking to the consciousness that education and environment do not fundamentally alter racial values. We are engaged in a serious struggle to maintain our historic republican institutions through barring the entrance of those who are unfit to share the duties and responsibilities of our well-founded government. The true spirit of American democracy that all men are born with equal rights and duties has been confused with the political sophistry that all men are born with equal character and ability to govern themselves and others, and with the educational sophistry that education and environment will offset the handicap of heredity.”

Abstract

Title page of volume 1 of Eugenics, genetics and the family : scientific papers of the Second International Congress of Eugenics

Creator

International Congress of Eugenics (2nd : 1921)

Publisher

Williams & Wilkins Company

Date Created

1923

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Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (2.Am.160)

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text

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1 title page

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0002113

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International Congress of Eugenics (2nd : 1921) , “Eugenics, genetics and the family : scientific papers of the Second International Congress of Eugenics,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6227.

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