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John Harvey Kellogg
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Born 1852-02-26
Died 1943-12-14
Father John Preston Kellogg
Mother Ann Janette Stanley
Founder of the the eugenics organization the Race Betterment Foundation.
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John Harvey Kellogg founded the Race Betterment Foundation as a way to promote his views on eugenics.
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We have wonderful new races of horses, cows, and pigs. Why should we not have a new and improved race of men?
- 1914
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Through State Life Insurance, the whole population might be brought under government medical supervision. By periodical examinations the early beginnings of chronic diseases might be detected and thus arrested by timely instruction in regard to necessary changes in habits or occupations and every such case would be come an object lesson by means of which relatives and friends should be influenced to adopt preventives in time to avoid the same maladies.
- 1914
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The new science of eugenics founded by Galton, supplemented by the now nearly perfected science of euthenics, when they come to be comprehended and put into practical operation, will result in the creation of an aristocracy of health, in the development of a new race of man.
- 1914
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Every board of health and official health agency will be actively engaged in the battle against disease and degeneracy, in all its forms, chronic as well as acute. Why should this work be left to the individual initiative.
- 1914
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Nothing could be more profitable to the state and nothing more prolific of satisfying results to those engaged in the effort than a thoroughgoing campaign for race betterment through eugenics and sane living, combined with scientific sanitation. The establishment of a national department of health will provide a central bureau by which to unify the work and collate its results and interpret them to the people.
- 1914
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We have registers for horses, cattle, sheep, pigs. and even cats and dogs. If a lady wishes to establish the standing of her pet poodle as a thoroughbred she can do so by appealing to an official record and the puny canine may lift its head above its fellows, a born aristocrat and prove its claim; but nowhere on earth, so far as the writer knows, is there to be found a registry for human thoroughbreds.
- 1914