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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
FOOTNOTES
INDEX OF AUTHORS

ein Wirksamer Socialer Schutz," _Archiv fuer Kriminal-Anthropologie_, Bd. 

III, 1899, p. 58; id. "Kastration in Gewissen Faellen von 

Geisteskrankheit," _Psychiatrisch-Neurologische Wochenschrift_, 1905, No. 

29. 

 

[449] Angelo Zuccarelli, "Asessualizzazione o sterilizzazione dei 

Degenerati," _L'Anomalo_, 1898-99, No. 6; id., "Sur la necessite et sur 

les Moyens d'empecher la Reproduction des Hommes les plus Degeneres," 

International Congress Criminal Anthropology, Amsterdam, 1901. 

 

[450] Naecke, _Neurologisches Centralblatt_, March 1, 1909. The 

original account of these operations is reproduced in the 

_Psychiatrisch-Neurologische Wochenschrift_, No. 2, 1909, with an 

approving comment by the editor, Dr. Bresler. As regards castration in 

America, see Flood, "Castration of Idiot Children," _American Journal 

Psychology_, Jan., 1899; also, _Alienist and Neurologist_, Aug., 1909, p. 

348. 

 

[451] It is probable that castration may prove especially advantageous in 

the case of the feeble-minded. "In Somersetshire," says Tredgold ("The 

Feeble-Mind as a Social Danger," _Eugenics Review_, July, 1909), "I found 

that out of a total number of 167 feeble-minded women, nearly two-fifths 

(61) had given birth to children, for the most part illegitimate. 

Moreover, it is not uncommon, but, rather the rule, for these poor girls 

to be admitted into the workhouse maternity wards again and again, and the 

average number of offspring to each one of them is probably three or four, 

although even six is not uncommon." In his work on _Mental Deficiency_ 

(pp. 288-292) the same author shows that propagation by the mentally 

deficient is, in England, "both a terrible and extensive evil." 

 

[452] This example is brought forward by Ledermann, "Skin Diseases and 

Marriage," in Senator and Kaminer, _Health and Disease in Relation to 

Marriage_. 

 

[453] I may here again refer to Lea's instructive _History of Sacerdotal 

Celibacy_. 

 

[454] In England, 35,000 applicants for admission to the navy are annually 

rejected, and although the physical requirements for enlistment in the 

army are nowadays extremely moderate, it is estimated by General Maurice 

that at least sixty per cent. of recruits and would-be recruits are 

dismissed as unfit. (See e.g., William Coates, "The Duty of the Medical 

Profession in the Prevention of National Deterioration," _British Medical 

Journal_, May 1, 1909.) It can scarcely be claimed that men who are not 

good enough for the army are good enough for the great task of creating 

the future race. 

 

[455] The recognition of epilepsy as a bar to procreation is not recent. 

There is said to be a record in the archives of the town of Lucon in which 

epilepsy was adjudged to be a valid reason for the cancellation of a 

betrothal (_British Medical Journal_, Feb. 14, 1903, p. 383). 

 

[456] _British Medical Journal_, April 14, 1906. In California and some 

other States, it appears that deceit regarding health is a ground for the 

annulment of marriage. 

 

[457] Sir F. Galton, _Inquiries Into Human Faculty_, Everyman's Library 

edition, pp. 211 et seq.; cf. Galton's collected _Essays in Eugenics_, 

recently published by the Eugenics Education Society. 

 

[458] For some account of the methods and results of the work in schools, 

see Bertram C.A. Windle, "Anthropometric Work in Schools," _Medical 

Magazine_, Feb., 1894. 

 

[459] The most notable steps in this direction have been taken in Germany. 

For an account of the experiment at Karlsruhe, see _Die Neue Generation_, 

Dec., 1908. 

 

[460] Wiethknudsen (as quoted in _Sexual-Probleme_, Dec., 1908, p. 837) 

speaks strongly, but not too strongly, concerning the folly of any 


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