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August 1935

Handedness, Right and Left.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(2):477-478. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250200237020

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Abstract

Dr. Wile has divided his book into ten chapters, and has added a comprehensive bibliography, as well as a complete index of authorities and subjects. Thus, in arrangement his work is convenient and thorough, but his concepts are often startling and his generalizations unconvincing. In the first, introductory chapter, for example, he states: "Life constantly reveals two essential poles—straight and crooked, virtue and vice, wealth and poverty, strength and weakness, beginning and end, life and death. And one of these poles is right, the other wrong; and the one that is wrong is left. The right and left of life create its unity.... One must recall that the earth's daily movement around its axis is from west to east, hence the sun appears first in the east and last in the west. This is a significant fact and underlies much of the right-left balance in human affairs."

The second chapter

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