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Origenes y Tendencias de la Eugenia Moderna

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    THIS introduction to eugenics is intended primarily for Latin America. The author explains the aims of eugenics, and gives a sketch of the history of the idea of trying to control the agenteies which improve or impair racial qualities in mankind. Simple expositions are given of Lamarckism, Darwinism, Mendelism, and Weismannism. There is a pleasant appreciation of the work of Sir Francis Galton, and the book pays due regard to experimenters and biometricians alike. The endeavours of the Eugenics Education Society are recognised, as welt as the work of Prof. Karl Pearson's Eugenics Laboratory. So up-to-date is the book that mention is made of England's “Baby Week “and of the withdrawal of the veto on the representation-of certain plays by Ibsen and Brieux. A chapter is devoted to eugenic activities in the United States.

    Origenes y Tendencias de la Eugenia Moderna.

    By Joaquin Bonilla. Pp. 96. (Liverpool: Daily Mail (printers), 1916.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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