Proceedings of the First International Eugenics Congress 1912, volume 2

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Report of Proceedings of the First International Eugenics Congress Held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912 - title page fragment

The First International Eugenics Congress was held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912, and was organised by the Eugenics Education Society. Major Leonard Darwin was the president of the society and chair of the organising committee. The Congress published its proceedings. Volume 1 published papers communicated at the Congress. Volume 2 was a record of proceedings, including notes on discussions. It also contained several papers not included in volume 1. Volume 1 also is available. The Congress also organised an exhibition, with a catalogue. Edgar Schuster published a review of the congress in Eugenics Review (1912, vol 4(3), pp. 223-256).

At present, there is no open access downloadable version of the conference volumes. We wanted to improve that situation. We also wanted a searchable edition of these proceedings so we can follow contributions of individuals more easily. To these ends, we’ve produced a rough-and-ready edition of the two volumes from this congress. These are meant to provide a working or reading edition of the documents. In the future, when better scans become available, we might withdraw these sources.

Volume 2 (complete)

Problems in Eugenics, volume 2, 1913

Contents of Volume 2

Problems in Eugenics | Volume II | Report of Proceedings of the First International Eugenics Congress Held at the University of London, July 24th to 30th, 1912 | Together with an Appendix containing those Papers communicated to the Congress not included in Volume 1 | Published by The Eugenics Education Society, Kingsway House, Kingsway, WC | 1913.

Contents

Preface, Major Leonard Darwin

Inaugural Dinner

Chairman, Major L. Darwin

Speakers:

  • Rt Hon. A. J. Balfour, MP
  • M. Paul Doumer
  • Rt Hon. the Lord Mayor
  • General von Bardeleben
  • Professor B. van Wagenen
  • Major L. Darwin

Section I Biology and Eugenics

  • Morning Session
  • Afternoon Session

Section II Practical Eugenics

  • Morning Session
  • Afternoon Session

Section IIA Education and Eugenics

  • Morning Session

Business Meeting

Section III Sociology and Eugenics

  • Morning Session
  • Afternoon Session

Section IV Medicine and Eugenics

  • Morning Session
  • Afternoon Session

President’s Farewell Address

Resolutions of thanks to officers, etc., and for hospitality

Documents and Papers presented to the Congress

Appendix

  • The Contributions of Demography to Eugenics, Dr C. Gini
  • Effect of Alcoholism on the Germ-Plasm, Dr J. A. Mjöen
  • Neo-Malthusianism and Race Hygiene, Prof A. Ploetz