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THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.1
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.2
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.3
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.4
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.5
THE CONQUEST OF THE VENEREAL DISEASES-8.6
FOOTNOTES
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.1
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.2
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.3
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.4
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.5
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.6
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.7
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.8
SEXUAL MORALITY-9.9
MARRIAGE-10.1
MARRIAGE-10.2
MARRIAGE-10.3
MARRIAGE-10.4
MARRIAGE-10.5
MARRIAGE-10.6
MARRIAGE-10.7
MARRIAGE-10.8
MARRIAGE-10.9
MARRIAGE-10.10
MARRIAGE-10.11
MARRIAGE-10.12
FOOTNOTES
THE ART OF LOVE-11.1
THE ART OF LOVE-11.2
THE ART OF LOVE-11.3
THE ART OF LOVE-11.4
THE ART OF LOVE-11.5
THE ART OF LOVE-11.6
THE ART OF LOVE-11.7
THE ART OF LOVE-11.8
THE ART OF LOVE-11.9
THE ART OF LOVE-11.10
THE ART OF LOVE-11.11
FOOTNOTES
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.1
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.2
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.3
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.4
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.5
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.6
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.7
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.8
THE SCIENCE OF PROCREATION-12.9
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others, so the heritage we have received from our ascendents we can never 

repay, save by handing it on in a better form to our descendants. 

 

It is undoubtedly true that the growth of eugenical ideals has not been, 

for the most part, due to religious feeling. It has been chiefly the 

outcome of a very gradual, but very comprehensive, movement towards social 

amelioration, which has been going on for more than a century, and which 

has involved a progressive effort towards the betterment of all the 

conditions of life. The ideals of this movement were proclaimed in the 

eighteenth century, they began to find expression early in the nineteenth 

century, in the initiation of the modern system of sanitation, in the 

growth of factory legislation, in all the movements which have been borne 

onwards by socialism hand in hand with individualism. The inevitable 

tendency has been slowly towards the root of the matter; it began to be 

seen that comparatively little can be effected by improving the conditions 

of life of adults; attention began to be concentrated on the child, on the 

infant, on the embryo in its mother's womb, and this resulted in the 

fruitful movement of puericulture inspired by Pinard, and finally the 

problem is brought to its source at the point of procreation, and the 

regulation of sexual selection between stocks and between individuals as 

the prime condition of life. Here we have the science of eugenics which 

Sir Francis Galton has done so much to make a definite, vital, and 

practical study, and which in its wider bearings he defines as "the 

science which deals with those social eugenics that influence, mentally or 

physically, the racial qualities of future generations." In its largest 

aspect, eugenics is, as Galton has elsewhere said, man's attempt "to 

replace Natural Selection by other processes that are more merciful and 

not less effective." 

 

 

 

 

 


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