Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Poster on display in the Museum of London

With its espousal by the Nazi Party eugenics became almost  a  dirty word after WW2, but this was not always the case as this 1915 poster from the UK Board of Education shows. However no substantial government funding has ever gone into it, and the subject has now become subsumed into the bioethical debate. Some regard the modern techniques of genetic screening by prospective parents as a form of voluntary eugenics.

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