Journal of the Anthropological Society of London Volume 4

Journal of the Anthropological Society of London Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...whether the womb was in a healthy state. In almost all women who had borne children, and who afterwards became sterile, he believed it would be found there was some peculiar mechanical condition which prevented conception. No allusion to the condition of the womb had been made in the paper, and no conclusions could be arrived at in any case, unless an examination had taken place to ascertain whether there were any cause to prevent conception. Professor Maodonald observed that it had been frequently said that Australian women, after connection with Europeans, were subject to disease, and if that were the case, it was not unlikely that gonorrhoea might cause some stoppage in the womb. The impress of the first connexion, in certain cases in domestic animals, was known to have great effect. In sporting dogs, it was found to have an important effect. If a bitch has had a stray connexion, in all subsequent litters one or two of the mongrel breed will appear. With reference to the experiments of Lord Morton, he states that the sire of the first produce was a quagga, as the leg markings of the three foals were like those of a zebra, marking change of species. Major Owen said that it would be advisable to obtain from India some current data which might be procured from the half-caste families who, as a rule, intermarried; this would show whether such unions were prolific through several generations. Medical men and civil officers had the best opportunity of obtaining such information--genealogies in fact. It might be obtained from records and memory dating as far back as possible. We should be much indebted to any who would take up this subject and work it out faithfully to the full extent of their means of information. Dr. Langdon H. Down remarked, that...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666828
  • 9781236666826