This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: can Breeder’s Association was
established under direction of biologist Charles B.
Davenport – to “investigate and report on heredity in the human race, and
emphasize the value of superior blood and the menace to
society of inferior blood.” 1907, Indiana passed a compulsory sterilization law
17 Charles B Davenport, 1866-1944
Biologist, Director of Cold
Galton & Pearson
Advocate of negative
Founded Eugenics Record
18 Davenport’s “eugenic
creed” (extracts) �"I believe that I am the trustee of the germ plasm
that I carry; that this has been passed on to me
through thousands of generations before me; and that
I betray the trust if (that germ plasm being good) I so
act as to jeopardize it, with its excellent possibilities,
or, from motives of personal convenience, to unduly
limit offspring.” �"I believe in such a selection of immigrants as shall
not tend to adulterate our national germ plasm with 19 International Congresses of Eugenics
1st, London 1912 Organized by Eugenics Education Society, dedicated to
Galton, with Major Leonard Darwin presiding; 400
attendees 2nd, New York, 1921 Held at American...
View Full Document
This document was uploaded on 03/02/2014 for the course STS 009 at MIT.
- Spring '12