A statement of Dr. John Beddoe, in regard to the dolichocephalic and brachycephalic types of races and the superiority of the former, forms the text of a recent research and article by D. A. Sargent.1 In order to test the question as to which of these types predominates and what its physical and mental qualities are, he made a study of 1100 Harvard students recently examined. The numerical strength of these groups, according to their cephalic indices, is given as follows. Those who had indices of 75 and less were classed as dolichocephalic, and numbered 116, those between 75 and 77.77 as subdolichocephalic, this group numbering 284. Those who had indices between 77.78 and 80 numbered 331 and were classed as mesaticephalic, and between 80.01 and 83.33 as subbrachycephalic, there being 261 of these. Those with indices of 83.33 and over were considered brachycephalics, their number 108. These different
CEPHALIC INDEX AND HEIGHT, WEIGHT, STRENGTH AND MENTAL ABILITY. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(13):820. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1900.02460130052008
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