from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the improvement of human functioning and well-being by improvement of living conditions.

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  • n. The study of the effects of place on people.
  • n. study of improvement of human function when environment improves

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  • n. the study of methods of improving human well-being and efficient functioning by improving environmental conditions


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From Greek euthenein, to flourish.


  • In order to save the human race from mental illness and other social ills, Dr. Kellogg advocated the use of eugenics and euthenics, and he also advocated the use of a eugenics registry in order to keep the “races pure.”

    Crazy Genes

  • Because of the society is coming more and more modern, the defects of the trade crackers are very extrude: pollute the euthenics, wasteful, and so on.

    Boing Boing: May 6, 2001 - May 12, 2001 Archives

  • A study of these long-lived families from another point of view will reveal that heredity is the primary factor and that good environment, euthenics, is the secondary one.

    Applied Eugenics

  • But this illustration certainly gives no ground for a belief that euthenics is sufficient to prolong one's life _beyond_ the inherited limit.

    Applied Eugenics

  • In so far, then, as euthenics is actually providing man with more favorable surroundings, -- not with ostensibly more favorable surroundings which, in reality, are unfavorable -- there can be no antagonism between it and eugenics.

    Applied Eugenics

  • He may fancy that the early death of a parent left the child without sufficient care, and that neglect, poverty, or some other factor of euthenics brought about the child's death.

    Applied Eugenics

  • In general, euthenics, when not accompanied by some form of selection

    Applied Eugenics

  • [73] The entire field of race betterment and social improvement is divided between _eugenics_, which considers only germinal or heritable changes in the race; and _euthenics_, which deals with improvement in the individual, and in his environment.

    Applied Eugenics

  • If they had had more euthenics, they should have lived longer.

    Applied Eugenics

  • There is no short-cut by way of euthenics, merely.

    Applied Eugenics


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  • There's much that a spa can instill:

    Cold showers can stiffen the will;

    Applying euthenics

    Can calm the splenetics,

    While mud baths cure many an ill.

    June 23, 2016