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Eugenic Concerns

  • Alexandra Barmpouti
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Abstract

The culmination of the dissemination of eugenics in Greece was the organisation of numerous public conferences by the Hellenic Eugenics Society. Chapter five discusses the most representative ones where renowned physicians, academics, professionals and politicians found fertile ground to express their views. As the chapter shows, the Greek eugenicists were concerned with important social issues of the time, such as overpopulation and feminism but at the same time with more intimate issues of the individual, such as family planning and the control of hereditary diseases. In effect, the essence of post-war Greek eugenics regarding reproduction, family and demography is demonstrated in this chapter. The reader comes in contact with the Greek eugenicists in their own words.

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