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PHRENOPHAGIA: A FORM OF HUMAN ARTIFICIAL SELECTION
J. M. RADZINSKI
Am J Psychiatry 1956;113:312-318.
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A process of human artificial selection has been described as it has been practiced for many generations in areas of the world under Russian control. In essence, the process consists of suppression and liquidation of individuals whose personalities and convictions are incompatible with slavish conformity to an arbitrary supreme authority. The essential continuity of this process through Tsarist and Communist periods of Russian history has been traced. The word phrenophagia is proposed to symbolize it. The grave implications of phrenophagia to mankind are stressed and one remedial measure is proposed.

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