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LESSON-1-2
LESSON-3
LESSON-4.1
LESSON-4.2
LESSON-5.1
LESSON-5.2
LESSON-6.1
LESSON-6.2
LESSON-7.1
LESSON-7.2
LESSON-7.3
LESSON-8
LESSON-9
LESSON-10.1
LESSON-10.2
LESSON-11
LESSON-12
LESSON-13.1
LESSON-13.2
LESSON-14
LESSON-15.1
LESSON-15.2
Contraception
The Sex Life of the Gods. Michael Knerr. CHAPTER-1
CHAPTER-2-3
CHAPTER-4
CHAPTER-5-6
CHAPTER-7-8
CHAPTER-9-10
CHAPTER-11-12
CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18-19

Professor Grenier, writing on the subject of alcoholic degeneration, has 

said: "Alcohol is one of the most active agents in the degeneracy of the 

race. The indelible effects produced by heredity are not to be remedied. 

Alcoholic descendants are often inferior beings, a notable proportion 

coming under the categories of idiots, imbeciles, and the debilitated. 

The morbid influence of parents is maximum when conception has taken 

place at the time of drunkenness of one or both parties. Those with 

hereditary alcoholism show a tendency to excess; half of them become 

alcoholics; a large number of cases of neurosis have their principal 

cause in alcoholic antecedents. The larger portion of the sons of 

alcoholics have convulsions in early infancy. Epilepsy is almost 

characteristic of the alcoholism of parents, when it is not an index of 

a nervous disposition of the whole family. The alcoholic delirium is 

more frequent in the descendants of alcoholics than in their parents, 

which indicates their intellectual degeneration." 

 

What has been said of alcoholism of course applies to the use of 

narcotics and other drugs. Galton cites a case in which "a man who had 

had two healthy children acquired the cocaine habit, and while suffering 

from the symptoms of chronic poisoning engendered two idiots." And yet 

had anyone publicly instructed the wife of this man regarding the use of 

contraceptives, such person would have been liable to imprisonment! 

 

Another subject engaging the active attention of the Eugenists, and 

which is discussed to considerable extent in the privacy of their 

meetings, but which must be voiced only very carefully in the public 

prints owing to the "murderous silence" which society prefers to 

maintain on the subject, is of the influence of venereal diseases as 

racial poisons transmissible to offspring. Dr. Saleeby has well said: 

"No other disease can rival syphilis in its hideous influence upon 

parenthood and the future. But it is no crime for a man to marry, infect 

his innocent bride and their children; no crime against the laws of our 

lawgivers, but a heinous outrage against nature's decrees. When at last 

our laws are based on nature's laws, criminal marriages of this kind may 

be put an end to." 

 

The above stated facts are not pleasant reading for most persons, and 

many pass over them hurriedly, thereby hoping to escape the mental 

discomfort which the hearing and learning of unpleasant truths so often 

produce. But the subject will not down--it is forcing itself to the 

attention of the thinking members of society today in a manner which 


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