Cadernos de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1678-4464
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
SCLIAR, Moacyr. Premarital examination: a rite of passage in Public Health. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1997, vol.13, n.3, pp.527-530. ISSN 1678-4464. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1997000300028.
In the first decades of this century, pre-nuptial examination, designed to protect descendants from risks attributed to heredity, worked as a true rite of passage in Public Health routine. An educational text concerning this issue is discussed.
Keywords : Eugenics; History of Medicine; Premarital Examination.