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November 8, 1930

Heredity in Man.

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By R. Ruggles Gates, Ph.D., LL.D., F.L.S., Professor of Botany in the University of London (King's College). Cloth. Price, $6. Pp. 385, with 87 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1929.

JAMA. 1930;95(19):1450. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190062044

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This volume is not a new work but a complete revision from a more modern point of view of the author's previous work on "Heredity and Eugenics." In his preface he points out that contributions to heredity by modern medical writers are more scientific than were those of the past and that therefore the scientific progress of the subject is more rapid. The present edition covers first the general aspects of the subject, then the inheritance of anatomic abnormalities, and then blood changes, metabolic defects, allergic disturbances, special defects, mental differences and racial crossings. There is a good reference bibliography and an index. The book is also intelligently illustrated. The reader who wishes a ready reference to current research will find it here. Many topics are considered too briefly for the advanced student. There is, furthermore, no concession to the ignorance of the general reader. The book will be useful

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