Heredity in Relation to Eugenics A masterful thoroughly researched and documented survey of the effects of inheritance upon positive and negative human traits including physical mental and racial attributes this book was acknowled

  • Title: Heredity in Relation to Eugenics
  • Author: Charles Benedict Davenport
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  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • A masterful, thoroughly researched and documented survey of the effects of inheritance upon positive and negative human traits including physical, mental, and racial attributes this book was acknowledged as the best work of its kind and used for decades as the standard US college textbook on the topic Prepared at a time when Western academics could still write freely abouA masterful, thoroughly researched and documented survey of the effects of inheritance upon positive and negative human traits including physical, mental, and racial attributes this book was acknowledged as the best work of its kind and used for decades as the standard US college textbook on the topic Prepared at a time when Western academics could still write freely about the supremacy of nature over nurture, and of the important effects of race and racial mixing, Professor Davenport s book provides a wealth of detail including meticulously researched family trees which prove conclusively that every human attribute, both positive and negative, can be traced back to an individual s biological inheritance and this includes psychology, intelligence, character, and behavior Lavishly illustrated with over 180 charts and diagrams.

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      Charles Benedict Davenport 1866 1944 was one of America s most prominent eugenicists and biologists He attended Harvard University, earning a Ph.D in Biology in 1892, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1912 A personal friend and devoted follower of the founder of the science of eugenics, Francis Galton, Davenport became director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he founded the Eugenics Record Office in 1910 During his time there, he began a series of investigations into aspects of the inheritance of human personality and mental traits, and over the years he generated hundreds of papers on the genetics of alcoholism, pellagra, criminality, feeblemindedness, bad temper, intelligence, manic depression, and the biological effects of race mixture.



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