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November 1, 1913

Marriage and Genetics.

JAMA. 1913;61(18):1653. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350190071035

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Abstract

In spite of the enormous amount of material recently published on marriage, sex hygiene and kindred topics, this book has a definite place and mission, and is certain to attract the attention and careful study of all those sincerely interested in social betterment. Not only on account of the high professional standing and personal prominence of the writer, but also on account of the manner in which the subject is presented, Dr. Reed's book will be accepted by the medical profession as one of the best discussions of marriage and eugenics which the physician can place in the hands of his patients. Its objects, as set forth in the introduction, are to "overcome the ignorance which in too many instances keeps innocent victims from protecting themselves and their offspring from disease and degeneracy," "to avert many of those conditions that destroy the possible happiness of the marriage state, and convert

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