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September 24, 1932

BERLIN

JAMA. 1932;99(13):1096-1097. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740650054023

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Abstract

Heredity and the Choice of a Vocation  The vocational consultation centers face a difficult problem, for it is by no means simple to determine whether an examinee possesses a high degree of aptitude for a definite vocation. The more exactly the tests of adaptability can be carried out, the easier it is to escape the charge of "examination chicanery," which even for simple callings demands the possession of high requirements and a high degree of scholarship. Dr. v. Behr-Pinnow, writing in the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift on "Heredity and Choice of a Vocation," calls attention to the fact that research has brought out many points concerning the hereditary factors connected with intellectual endowment. Thus, a comparison of the school reports of a large number of children has established that the marks or grades of parents and offspring agree to a marked extent, and that even grandchildren present in their school performances

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