Tuesday, 19 July 2011

F is for Feeble-minded

Charles Davenport (1866-1944), American eugenicist, produced this diagram to illustrate how all sorts of defects can be attributed to inheritance. His abbreviations include N for normal, A for alcoholic, E for epileptic, F for feeble-minded and I for insane. 
I would add B for beauty.
Happily Mr Davenport died of pneumonia, though he left it rather late.

Site for sore eyes: 

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