The Fertility of the Unfit eBook

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CASE No. 7, p. 231.

J.G.  A——­’s FAMILY HISTORY.

PATERNAL SIDE.  MATERNAL SIDE. 
F /
i | Grandfather, a drunkard Grandmother, “odd”
r | Grandmother, normal Grandfather, normal
s |
G t \
e
n S / Uncle, a drunkard Uncle, epileptic e e | Uncle, a drunkard Uncle, rheumatic, totally r c | crippled and his daughter also a o | Uncle, an epileptic Uncle, rheumatic t n | Aunt, rheumatic
i d \ Father, excitable & irritable Mother, died in asylum o n T / Daughter, has had rheumatism and has had heart disease s h | Son, now insane
i | Son, died a few days old of convulsions
r | Son, now a chronic maniac in an asylum
d | Daughter, suicidal, melancholic; died in an asylum.  No issue.
\ Family now extinct.

* * * * *

CASE No. 8, p. 303.

S. M——­’s FAMILY.

M                                       F
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Asthmatic               |          Somewhat weak-minded
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--------- 1 23456 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 | | | | | | | | | Healthy Died in Drowned Epilepsy Healthy Idiot Died in Healthy | infancy infancy | in in Scrofulous convulsions convulsions

The above diagrammatic histories of eight families are taken from Dr. Strahan’s “Marriage and Disease."

CHAPTER VIII.

THE MULTIPLICATION OF THE FIT IN RELATION TO THE STATE.

The State’s ideal in relation to the fertility of its subjects.—­Keen competition means great effort and great waste of life.—­If in the minds of the citizens space and food are ample multiplication works automatically.—­To New Zealanders food now includes the luxuries as well as the necessities of life.—­Men are driven to the alternative of supporting a family of their own or a degenerate family of defectives.—­The State enforces the one but cannot enforce the other.—­New Zealand taxation.—­The burden of the bread-winner.—­As the State lightens this burden it encourages fertility.—­The survival of the unfit makes the burden of the fit.

The multiplication of the fit is of the first importance to the State.  It supplies competent producers and courageous defenders, and the more of these, consistent with space and food (using these terms in their fullest significance), the better off the State.

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