The term ‘Eugenics’ refers to a person who is hereditarily endowed with noble qualities, but is associated with improving the hereditary quality of the human species by selective breeding.

Keywords: sterilization law; IQ test; euthanasia; mendelian genetics; nazi germany

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Allen, Garland E(Apr 2001) Eugenics. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003485]