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Galton, Sir Francis (1822–1911)

  • By: Christine L. Manganaro
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Francis Galton was born in Birmingham, England, in 1822. He is best known for coining the term eugenics, from the Greek for “well born,” in 1883. Galton was heavily influenced by his cousin Charles Darwin's book On the Origin of Species ...

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