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Minutes of the Eugenics Records Office's first board of directors' meeting
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American Philosophical Society, Dav, B:D27,Ser 2,CSH-ERO

Minutes of the Eugenics Records Office's first board of directors' meeting

[illegible] Director B. To publish the results of these researches. C. To conduct and administrative office, library, workers and other equipment necessary to carry out this purpose. It was voted that it was the aim of the Office to support investigations and not to undertake propaganda. It was voted to recommend to Mr. John D. Rockefeller the support of the following investigations:- 1. In the analysis of feeble mindedness, especially an attempt to determine in how far feeble mindedness is due to a general failure of mental development at a particular stage and in how far to specific defects which do not interfere with the full development of other mental traits. For this investigation $125 per month is asked. 2. A study of a center of heavy incidence of insanity in Worcester County, Massachusetts. For this study with expenses $150 per month is asked. 3. A preliminary study of the sources of the better and the poorer strain of immigrants. For this investigation which would have to be carried on abroad $2000, are asked for one year. 4. A statistician to help work out results already collected and help prepare results for publication, $2000 for one year. It was voted to recommend to the Croker Cancer Fund the study of cancer in a community in New York State characterized by especial frequency of cancer at a cost of $140 per month. Dr. E.E. Southard submitted a memorandum concerning the study of eugenics in Massachusetts, supporting the second proposed investigation. Meeting adjourned at 3:50 to reconvene at the call of the chairman.

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