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The Task of Social Hygiene

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Author: Havelock Ellis
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 119,906 / 372 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.1
LoC Category: HQ
Downloads: 894
Added to site: 2007.07.18
mnybks.net#: 17669
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Health, Non-fiction

The study of social hygiene means the study of those things which concern the welfare of human beings living in societies. There can, therefore, be no study more widely important or more generally interesting. I fear, however, that by many persons social hygiene is vaguely regarded either as a mere extension of sanitary science, or else as an effort to set up an intolerable bureaucracy to oversee every action of our lives, and perhaps even to breed us as cattle are bred.

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e with the Hygiene of the Soul--The Function of Utopias 381

INDEX 407


THE TASK OF SOCIAL HYGIENE


I

INTRODUCTION

The Aim of Social Hygiene--Social Reform--The Rise of Social Reform out of English Industrialism--The Four Stages of Social Reform--(1) The Stage of Sanitation--(2) Factory Legislation--(3) The Extension of the Scope of Education--(4) Puericulture--The Scientific Evolution corresponding to these Stages--Social Reform only Touched the Conditions of Life--Yet Social Reform Remains highly Necessary--The Question of Infantile Mortality and the Quality of the Race--The Better Organization of Life Involved by Social Hygiene--Its Insistence on the Quality rather than on the Conditions of Life--The Control of Reproduction--The Fall of the Birth-rate in Relation to the Quality of the Population--The Rejuvenation of a Society--The Influence of Culture and Refinement on a Race--Eugenics--The Regeneration of the Race--The Problem of Feeble-Mindedness--The Methods of

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