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June 22, 1912

Treasury of Human Inheritance.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(25):1966. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260060315029

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This elaborate volume from the Francis Galton Laboratory for National Eugenics contains a study of the various forms of dwarfism—ethnic dwarfs, achondroplasiacs, the dwarfism of rickets, myxedema, cretinism, and ateliosis or true dwarfism. The subject is treated from all points, including the historical, and a long list of paintings of dwarfs by famous painters is given. The pedigrees of all reported cases, together with eight graphic plates of pedigrees and thirty-five plates of photograph and x-ray illustrations are given of the various classes of dwarfs. Although this is a book of nearly 600 pages exclusive of the illustrations, it represents only a very small fraction of the scope of the investigations of the Eugenics Laboratory.

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