Foreign News: At Stud

In a nation-wide drive to improve the German breed, Nazi officials ordered last week millions of "pedigree books" for humans similar to the stud books kept by animal breeders.

"Health centres in charge of heredity doctors will be opened on April 1 throughout the Reich," announced pedigreed Baron von Verschuer, Leader (Director) of the National Political Clinic for Heredity and Race Cultivation. "Each family will keep a health record of its members in its pedigree book. The family doctor will again become popular. In advising whether individual German men and women are fit...

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