euthenics


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euthenics

(yo͞othĕn`ĭks): see eugenicseugenics
, study of human genetics and of methods to improve the inherited characteristics, physical and mental, of the human race. Efforts to improve the human race through bettering housing facilities and other environmental conditions are known as euthenics.
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euthenics

[yü′then·iks]
(biology)
The science that deals with the improvement of the future of humanity by changing the environment.
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In Euthenics, the Science of Controllable Environment, written a year before her death in 1911, she vehemently calls for her contemporaries to recognize the potential hazards and benefits of indoor air.
As such, I did not have the benefit of seminars like those preparing the young people of today who are getting married-other than my euthenics lessons at the University of the Philippines.
From the facts that I have studied I conclude that eugenics is much stronger than euthenics.