By William H. Schneider
This e-book examines intimately how eugenics in early twentieth-century France supplied a extensive conceal for numerous reform events that tried to result in the organic regeneration of the French inhabitants. like every different societies in this interval, France confirmed a becoming curiosity in natalist, neo-Lamarckian, social hygiene, racist, and different biologically-based activities as a reaction to the notion that French society was once in a country of decline and degeneration. William Schneider's examine offers a desirable account of makes an attempt to use new discoveries in biology and drugs towards the development within the inherited organic caliber of the inhabitants via such measures as contraception, premarital examinations, sterilization, and immigration limit. it's the first try to set forth the main parts of French eugenics either for comparability with different international locations and to teach the interplay of some of the pursuits that comprised it.