Full text: Problems in eugenics

F. C. S. Schiller. Education and Eugenics. 
the aristocratic principle, in so far as eugenics sanctions it, is not wedded to 
any special form of government; it means only that we should not commit 
the folly, knowingly or unknowingly, of trying to eradicate the best. 
Finally, let me point out, that the infusion of a eugenical spirit into our 
educational methods, which I have sketched, does not interfere with any 
one’s freedom, nor require any legislation; it is wholly an affair of trans­ 
forming sentiment, and would mainly influence individuals by pervading the 
social atmosphere they breathe; if, subsequently, legislation came about, 
it would only register the conclusions of public opinion and experience. 
For remainder of Papers completing Section II. and 11a. see Appendix. 
Prof. A. Pinard, Member of the Paris Medical Academy. 
“La puériculture avant la procréation.”* 
Dr. Alfred Ploetz, President International Society for Race Hygiene, 
Germany. “ The Bearing of Neo-Malthusianism upon Race Hygiene.” 
Mr. Bleecker van Wagenen. 
“ Preliminary Report to the First International Eugenics Congress 
of the Committee of the Eugenics Section American Breeders’ 
Association to Study and Report as to the Best Practical Means for 
cutting off the Defective Germ Plasm in the Human Population.” 
* Owing to severe illness, we regret to announce that it has been impossible for 
M. le Dr. Pinard to complete his paper. To enable his views to be put before the 
readers of this volume, the abstract of the proposed paper is included.

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