An eminent Vienna embryologist, now somewhat on in years, recently advanced
what he considers strong evidence for a theory of sex determination in a communication
to a Vienna medical society. This communication has not only been commended
by Austrian and British medical journals, but has been widely and sensationally
exploited in the lay press. . . .
This theory, which SCHENK claims to have demonstrated by the scientifically
auspicious method of experiments on himself and wife without control experiments,
is particularly an admixture of three older hypotheses: That paternal superiority
determines the superior male sex. That paternal nutrition aids in determining
this superiority, and finally that while the mother is of an inferior sex
her good nutrition aids in determining the superior male offspring. . . .
SCHENK'S THEORY OF SEX DETERMINATION.. JAMA. 1998;279(4):268. doi:10.1001/jama.279.4.268
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