Eugenics. “Improving h uman g enetic qualities”. AS SBl4U Mr. Watts 24/05/2012. What is Eugenics?. Eugenics is a social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human traits through various forms of intervention
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“Improving human genetic qualities”
It is mainly divided into two categories.
- Encouraging reproduction of those genetically ‘fit’
- Aims to prevent those deemed physically, mentally or morally unfit to procreate. Generally by sterilization or segregation
Squares represent males, circles, females; F, feeble-minded; N, normal, E, epileptic; I, insane, C, criminal; T, tuberculosis; d, inf, died in infancy; and small black circle indicates miscarriage.
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