Concerning the study of eugenics in Massachusetts

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Title

Concerning the study of eugenics in Massachusetts

Subject

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920
Eugenics
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Description

Harvard’s Bullard Professor of Neuropathology, E. E. Southard, presented this report on the desirability of eugenic research in Massachusetts, to the Board of Directors of the Eugenics Record Office, probably at its first meeting on December 12, 1910. He summarized, “It is probable that Massachusetts is hardly surpassable in this country as a field for the study of eugenics, including under that name not only 1) eugenics proper, that is, the study of hereditary conditions tending to maintain society at par (the prevention of deterioration) but also 2) cacogenics, the study of hereditary forces tending to pull society down, as well as 3) the possibly Utopian variant, aristogenics, with its hope of elucidating the method by which the best stock is assembled and improved.”

Abstract

Appendix to memorandum presented at meeting of Board of Scientific Directors of the Eugenics Records Office entitled Concerning the study of eugenics in Massachusetts by E. E. Southard

Creator

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920

Date Created

1910

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Is Part Of

Papers of Elmer Ernest Southard, 1893-1940 (inclusive). GA 81, box 7, folder Eugenics in Massachusetts.

Format

text

Extent

1 document

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0001954

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Mabel Fletcher Austin Southard
to the Library of the Harvard Medical School, 1936-1937

Files

0001954_dref.jpg

Citation

Southard, Elmer Ernest, 1876-1920, “Concerning the study of eugenics in Massachusetts,” OnView, accessed May 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6236.