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January 1943

The Biology of the Negro

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):156-157. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190159021

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For the first time, an author has assembled in a book facts which have been observed and reported concerning the biology (including pathology) of the Negro. This book is essentially a study of comparative anatomy and pathology of the Negro and of the Caucasian race. The author states that he has no thesis to develop or disprove. He has chosen what he considers the most important data contained in a voluminous literature. Some articles have been disregarded as inconsequential and others as obviously biased and written for purposes of propaganda. The material contained in the book includes data on both African and American Negroes.

The first chapter deals briefly with population and vital statistics. The second chapter describes at considerable length the anatomy of the Negro, including pigment of the skin, mucous membranes and nails, sweat glands,configuration of the palms and soles and various types of hair. This is followed

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