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The Science of Human Improvement By Better Breeding
I. Fit and Unfit Matings
II. A Plan for Further Work
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I. Fit and Unfit Matings[superior 1]
There comes a time in the life of most thoughtful, cultured people when they realize that they are drifiting toward marriage and when they stop to consider if the proposed union will lead to healthful, mentally well-endowed offspring. But however much such a person may take advice of books or friends he will find such a lack of definite knowledge that, shutting his eyes to possible disaster, he decides to take the chances. Were our knowledge of heredity more precisely formulated there is little doubt that
[footnote, superior 1]Read, by invitation, before the American Academy of Medicine, at Yale University, Nov. 12, 1909.