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January 9, 1937

Begabung im Lichte der Eugenik: Forschungen über Biologie, Psychologie und Soziologie der Begabung

JAMA. 1937;108(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780020060027

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Although this is a Hungarian work, it follows the Teutonic pattern of massiveness and thoroughness and treats largely with literature of the subject rather than with original research. The author has made a thorough study into the subject of special talents and, as the title indicates, has approached it from the standpoint of eugenics. The subject of talent is taken up from almost every point of view. The volume begins with a discussion of the genetics of talent, discussing heredity and eugenics with particular regard to psychologic features. The author takes up the matter of talent from the standpoint of body build and associated physical characteristics, laying great stress on Kretchmar's work, and he interrelates with this part a discussion of talent as found in the various races.

The second of the three main divisions of the book takes up in great detail the matter of psychologic traits such as

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