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May 7, 1927

Genius. Some Revaluations.

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By Arthur C. Jacobson. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 160. New York: Greenberg, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(19):1507. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450051040

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Abstract

It is a notion that genius germinates in defective types and that the respectable elements of society do not give birth to artists in science, literature or art. To sustain this thesis, Dr. Jacobson presents chapters on alcohol, tuberculosis and similar topics in their relationship to genius, together with some definitions and analyses of the things that constitute genius. The volume is interesting but not scientific. The evidence is hardly strong enough to impress, and an analysis of the data reveals that it is chosen with the idea of proving a case rather than in an attempt to establish the truth.

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