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August 1924

THE SO-CALLED UNIT CHARACTERS IN RELATION TO HEREDITARY DISTURBANCES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(2):131-136. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200020002001
Abstract

The primary purpose of this Association is research into the problems of neurology and psychiatry. Therefore no attempt is made at a meeting to cover a subject in its entirety; only new phases and new aspects of disease are presented, with so much of what is already known as will serve for the necessary background. The remainder of the subject—that which is generally accepted—froms no part of our discussions and deliberations, but may appear in concise form in our annual volume.

Our present venture is into the realm of heredity. The "origin of species" has given us an understandable hypothesis of the gradual mutations, the reasons for survival and for extinction, the necessity for over or under accentuation of parts, color, form, habits, which make up the characteristics of species and their differentiation from one another—so far as our finite mind can encompass the intricacies of a law of our

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