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June 12, 1915

Determination of Sex.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(24):2011. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570500059036

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Those who wish a clear, critical and conservative exposition of the present scientific status of this ancient, yet ever new problem cannot do better than read this little book. The author is a well-known investigator in the field of the inheritance and determination of sex, and he therefore brings to the general treatment of the subject the sureness of the expert. At the same time he avoids dogmatism. The treatment is confined to the problems of sex determination in animals and man, and the author has "striven to avoid as far as possible the use of technicalities which might embarrass the untrained reader." The general argument will be everywhere intelligible to any well-educated person, even though certain special illustrative cases may require very close study. The book is an excellent antidote to some sensational and unscientific books.

As the author points out, there is no single character of living things,

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