Race decadence (Google eBook)

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A.C. McClurg & Company, 1922 - Degeneration - 421 pages
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Page 25 - For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
Page 239 - feebleminded" is meant, according to the definition adopted by the American Association for the Study of the Feebleminded, in 1910, "all degrees of mental defect due to arrested or imperfect mental development, as a result of which the person so affected is incapable of competing on equal terms with his normal fellows, or of managing himself or his affairs with ordinary prudence.
Page 72 - And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.
Page 357 - Whereas, Heredity plays a most important part in the transmission of crime, idiocy, and imbecility; Therefore, Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, that on and after the passage of this act it shall be compulsory for each and every institution in the State entrusted with the care of confirmed criminals, idiots, rapists, and imbeciles, to appoint upon its staff, in addition to the regular institutional physician, two (2) skilled surgeons of recognized ability, whose duty...
Page 359 - The ignoring of all transmitted mental qualities will, as it seems to me, be hereafter judged as a most serious blemish in the works of Mr. Mill.
Page 357 - If, in the judgment of this committee of experts and the board of managers, procreation is inadvisable, and there is no probability of improvement of the mental and physical condition of the inmate, it shall be lawful for the surgeons to perform such operation for the prevention of procreation as shall be decided safest and most effective.
Page 252 - Here we have a feeble-minded woman who has had three husbands (including one "who was not her husband"), and the result has been nothing but feeble-minded children. The story may be told as follows: This woman was a handsome girl, apparently having inherited some refinement from her mother, although her father was a feebleminded, alcoholic brute. Somewhere about the age of seventeen or eighteen she went out to do house-work in a family in one of the towns of this State.
Page 224 - Dr. CL Dana, formerly president of the New York Academy of Medicine, believes the increase in insanity to be real as well as apparent. He says: " The annual increment of insane in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts board of lunacy, is 400 in about 10,000, or 4 per cent.
Page 357 - State entrusted with the care of confirmed criminals, idiots, rapists, and imbeciles, to appoint upon its staff, in addition to the regular institutional physician, two (2) skilled surgeons of recognized ability, whose duty it shall be, in conjunction with the chief physician of the institution, to examine the mental and physical condition of such inmates as are recommended by the institutional physician and board of managers. If, in the judgment of this committee of experts and the board of managers,...
Page 25 - He brought them forth also with silver and gold : and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

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