Logo frae the Second International Eugenics Conference, 1921, depictin eugenics as a tree that unites a variety o different fields[1]

Eugenics (frae Greek εὐγενής eugenes 'weel-born' frae εὖ eu, 'guid, weel' an γένος genos, 'race, stock, kin')[2][3] is a set o beliefs an practices that aims at impruivin the genetic quality o a human population.[4][5]


  1. Currell, Susan; Cogdell, Christina (2006). Popular Eugenics: National Efficiency and American Mass Culture in The 1930s. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press. p. 203. ISBN 0-8214-1691-X.
  2. "εὐγενής". Greek Word Study Tool. Medford, Massachusetts: Tufts University. 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2017. Database includes entries from A Greek–English Lexicon and other English dictionaries of Ancient Greek.
  3. "γένος". Greek Word Study Tool. 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  4. "Eugenics". Unified Medical Language System (Psychological Index Terms). Bethesda, Maryland: National Library of Medicine. 2009. Archived frae the oreeginal on 16 October 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2017. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  5. Galton, Francis (Julie 1904). "Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope, and Aims". The American Journal of Sociology. X (1): 82. Bibcode:1904Natur..70...82.. doi:10.1038/070082a0. Archived frae the oreeginal on 3 November 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2010. Eugenics is the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race; also with those that develop them to the utmost advantage. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)