American Breeders Magazine, Volume 3

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The Association, 1912 - Breeding
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Page 241 - is the science which deals with all influences that improve the inborn qualities of a race; also with those that develop them to the utmost advantage.
Page 24 - ... who are found to be and are certified by the examining surgeon as being mentally or physically defective, such mental or physical defect being of a nature which may affect the ability of such alien to earn a living...
Page 241 - the study of agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations, either physically or mentally.
Page 248 - From two English parents, sire at least remotely descended from royalty, was born in Massachusetts Elizabeth Tuttle. She developed into a woman of great beauty, of tall and commanding appearance, striking carriage, "of strong will, extreme intellectual vigor, of mental grasp akin to rapacity, attracting not by a few magnetic traits but repelling" when she evinced an extraordinary deficiency of moral sense.
Page 25 - The need is indeed imperative for applying eugenic principles in much of our legislation. But the greatest, the most logical, the most effective step that we can take is to begin with the proper eugenic selection of the incoming alien millions. Let us see to it that we are protected, not merely from the burden of supporting alien defectives, but from that "watering of the nation's life-blood" which results from their reproducing their kind after admission.
Page 95 - OF 17 NEW VARIETIES OF TIMOTHY IN COMPARISON WITH ORDINARY TIMOTHY* * In the above table the column headed " Check yield per acre estimated " may need explanation. The comparison of two plats grown side by side may not be fair, as the land changes somewhat, even in one rod. We desire to get as nearly as possible an estimated check yield for each plat of what the check seed would have given if sown in that plat. Taking a specific illustration, in 1910 Check Plat 1,831 yielded 5,280 pounds per acre,...
Page 98 - ... of the entire hay crop of the country is timothy. If this is true, the timothy crop of the United States in 1910 had a valuation of over $249,000,000. In the two years during which tests have been made, the 17 new sorts gave an average increased yield of slightly over 36$ per cent above ordinary timothy.
Page 99 - For the next one or two years, it is probable that every seed of the new varieties available will be grown to increase the supply. Every effort will be made to get these varieties into the hands of growers at the earliest possible date. While timothy increases very rapidly, a considerable period must necessarily intervene before the seed will be available in large quantities. The writer would request that growers do not ask for seed at the present time, as it cannot now be supplied.
Page 246 - There have also been one child still-born and one miscarriage. As will be seen from the chart, this woman had four feeble-minded brothers and sisters. These are all married and have children. The older of the two sisters had a child by her own father, when she was thirteen years old. The child died at about six years of age. This woman has since married. The two brothers have each at least one child whose mental condition is known.
Page 252 - ... that will lead to misery and loss in future generations and influence unfavorably the characters and lives of hundreds of persons. A great majority of feebleminded children are born of parents who have suffered from feeble-mindedness, insanity, or epilepsy. A large proportion of the inmates of the Elmira Reformatory are feeble-minded. The feeble-minded contribute largely to the criminal class and are often the cause of incendiary fires. At a time when the subject of feeble-mindedness is becoming...

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