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August 12, 1911

Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(7):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080145026

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In this popularhas volume, one of the Science Series, Lombroso's daughter has summarized her father's work excellently. By temperament and training she is well adapted for such a task, having from early youth been associated with her father in the collaboration of his epoch-making studies on the criminal and his treatment. In the introduction to this book—Lombroso's last literary work—he gives the reader glimpses of the several important steps and incidents which led to his special studies in a comparatively new field. Very early in his career, while a young army surgeon, with much leisure to pursue special work, it occurred to him that in order to study insanity, it was necessary to study the patient, not the disease. He therefore began the use of clinical methods in the study of skulls; he applied measurements and weights, the esthesiometer and the craniometer. Still later he applied similar methods to the

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