By William H. Schneider
This e-book examines intimately how eugenics in early twentieth-century France supplied a wide hide for quite a few reform activities 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 pursuits as a reaction to the conception that French society used to be in a kingdom of decline and degeneration. William Schneider's research offers a desirable account of makes an attempt to use new discoveries in biology and medication 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 elements of French eugenics either for comparability with different nations and to teach the interplay of many of the events that comprised it.