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Heredity and Insanity

  • T. E. K. Stansfield (a1)

The subject of heredity in relation to the mental evolution of the race and to mental disease is of such supreme importance that I plead no excuse for making it the subject of my paper. It is a subject which has not in the past received that amount of attention from us as alienists which its momentous-ness demands. But the work of Galton, the revivified monumental experiments of Mendel, and the investigations of the school of biometricians, headed by Karl Pearson, have latterly given a great impetus to this line of study.

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(1) A paper read before the Autumn Meeting of the South-Eastern Division, held at Bexley Asylum on October 5th, 1910.

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The British Journal of Psychiatry
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Heredity and Insanity

  • T. E. K. Stansfield (a1)
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