Full text: papers communicated to the first International Eugenics Congress held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912

354Section IV.Magnan et 
the family and the race. State and country authorities will, with State- 
controlled classes, more easily see justice done on all sides. This last 
advantage will, naturally, only avail in those lands where the permission 
to sell alcoholic liquors is vested in the local authorities. The progressive 
class system will also give the State, the municipalities, and also private 
labour organisations an opportunity to support those restaurants and inns 
which supply nothing but pure and harmless liquors, and consumption will 
undergo a slow and gradual change to the lightest drinks. 
At the present time the lightest kinds of beer are too heavily taxed in 
comparison with the heaviest kinds, and the latter in turn are too heavily 
taxed in comparison with brandy. From the point of view of race-hygiene, 
the fight must be directed especially against the fourth and most dangerous 
class, namely, all kinds of spirits (prohibition or Ivan Bratt’s system), 
as well as against the mixed wines, which are so often adulterated and 
DE LA SEINE DE 1867 à 1912. 
Par MM. Magnan, 
Médecin en Chef du Service Central d'Admission à VAsile Ste. Anne, 
Membre de VAcadémie de Médecine, 
Et A. Fillassier, 
Membre de la Société Clinique de Médecine Mentale, et de la Societié 
de Médecine de Paris. 
Depuis 1867, tous les aliénés de Paris et du département de la Seine 
sont dirigés sur la Service Central d’Admission de 1 Asile clinique Sainte 
Anne (Bureau d’Admission), où ils sont soumis, avant d être transférés dans 
les différents asiles, à un examen plus ou moins prolongé. 
Pour chacun d’eux, un dossier est établi; il porte, outre le texte des 
certificats rédigés par le Médecin, les faits cliniques qu il a retenus au 
cours de son observation, et les indications fournies par les parents ou les 
familiers du malade. 
De tout ceci résulte un ensemble considérable de documents précieux. 
Il nous a semblé intéressant de les dépouiller, à l’occasion du “ First 
International Eugénies Congress ” et de tenter de dégager les enseignements

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