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June 29, 1935

Principles of Genetics and Eugenics: A Study of Heredity and Variation in Plants, Animals and Man

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By Nathan Fasten, Ph.D., Professor and head of Department of Zoölogy, Oregon State College. Cloth. Price, $2.80. Pp. 407, with 120 illustrations. Boston & London: Ginn & Company, 1935.

JAMA. 1935;104(26):2390. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760260078034

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For the beginner in the study of genetics and eugenics this is an exceptionally clear, well organized and well written book. From its opening chapter on the scope and need of genetics through various theoretical considerations to the chapters on problems of genetics and eugenics and human betterment, it deals with difficult and complicated questions in a clear and sane manner. It has an ample bibliography containing 213 references, a glossary of twenty-six pages, and an index of sixteen closely printed pages, which add much to the practical value of the volume, as do many helpful diagrams and a few photographs. For the teacher of biology, for the reference library, for the high school, for the junior college and for the general community library, this is an excellent book of elementary principles. While the handling of the subject is sufficiently simple for the beginner, it is not so elementary that

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