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August 20, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(8):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740600058023

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Meeting of the Prussian Council on Health  The committee on dermography and eugenics, of the Preussischer Landesgesundheitsrat, held a meeting, July 2, under the chairmanship of Ministerialdirektor Dr. Schopohl, to consider the importance and tasks of eugenics in the service of public welfare. In his opening address, the chairman called attention to the fact that the biologic heritage of the German people is menaced. With startling clearness eugenic researches show that the families with a sound heritage do not produce sufficient posterity to preserve the status quo, whereas the families with an unsound heritage are increasing unchecked, with the result that they are requiring more and more welfare aid at the expense and to the disadvantage of the families of sound heritage. Eugenic thinking, planning and acting are therefore needed. The desire to safeguard the future of our people may possibly awaken a consciousness of the need of mutual deliberation,

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