ID# 610:
"The science of eugenics and sex-life, love, marriage, maternity: the regeneration of the human race," by W.J. Hadden, C.H. Robinson, and M.R. Melendy
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Cold Spring Harbor, Micklos, The Science of Eugenics,pg iii

610. (images 610 through 625 are companions) Foreword The Aim of Eugenics Eugenics is a new science which has as its object the betterment of the human race, and it embraces all forces and factors, whether hygienic, biologic, social, or economic, which are, or may be, influential in the uplifting and improvement of mankind. Today eugenics is the most fascinating of all the sciences; at once the most romantic and the most vital of any modern propaganda. Today it is essentially educational in its efforts. It is the aim of eugenics to create conditions favorable to the advancement of future generations, if you please, to give your boy or your girl and their descendants a better chance to attain higher intellectual, ethical and spiritual levels in the centuries to come. It is the aim of eugenics to conserve the higher elements of human heredity so that each succeeding generation will be able to realize a larger balance on the side of normal mentality, strong physique, and high moral attainment. Relation to Love, Courtship and Marriage It should be understood, once and for all, that the teachers of eugenics do not desire to take the romance out of courtship, or the personal choice and the human elements out of that exquisite experience of "falling in love." Eugenics merely asks that we do something to lessen the dangers of falling in love - to render it more safe for young iii
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