Eugenics Laboratory Memoirs, Volumes 1-5; Volumes 7-8; Volume 10; Volumes 13-14; Volume 17

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Dulau and Company, 1907 - Eugenics

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Page 1 - the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Page 87 - Idiots; that is to say, persons so deeply defective in mind from birth or from an early age as to be unable to guard themselves against common physical dangers...
Page 88 - Moral imbeciles; that is to say, persons who from an early age display some permanent mental defect coupled with strong vicious or criminal propensities, on which punishment has had little or no deterrent effect.
Page 21 - The recent researches of Bezzola seem to prove that the old belief in the bad quality of children conceived during drunkenness is not without foundation. Relying on the Swiss census of 1900, in which there figure nine thousand idiots, and after careful examination of the bulletins concerning them, this author has proved that there are two acute annual maximum periods for the conception of idiots (calculated from nine months before birth) ; the periods of carnival and vintage, when the people drink...
Page 61 - ... simple form for popular information. The first group consists of those issues of the Eugenics Memoirs which are known collectively as The Treasury of Human Inheritance. These are designed to make available, in standardized, scientific form, without attempt at interpretation or anything controversial, " published and unpublished family pedigrees, illustrating the inheritance in man of mental and physical characters, of disease and of abnormality.
Page 29 - The general health of the children of alcoholic parents appears on the whole slightly better than that of sober parents. There are fewer delicate children, and in a most marked way cases of tuberculosis and epilepsy are less frequent than among / the children of sober parents. The source of this relation may...
Page 88 - — ie, persons who are capable of guarding themselves against common physical dangers, but who are incapable of earning their own living by reason of mental defect existing from birth or from an early age.
Page 33 - The promise of youth and the performance of manhood , being a statistical inquiry into the question whether success in the examination for the BA degree at Oxford is followed by success in professional life.
Page 86 - While these conditions were caused in great part by septic processes, there can be no doubt that in a large proportion of cases the injury to the epithelium of the peritoneum from excessive washing and mopping was the cause of adhesions. Nothing has done so much to lessen the frequency and extent of postoperative...
Page 32 - I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. During these fits of absolute unconsciousness, I drank — God only knows how often or how much. As a matter of course, my enemies referred the insanity to the drink, rather than the drink to the insanity.

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