Natural History of the Human Temperaments; Their Laws in Relation to Marriage and the Fatal Consequences of Their Violation to Progeny, with the Indications of Vigorous Life and Longevity, Followed by a Fugitive Essay on the Protection of

Natural History of the Human Temperaments; Their Laws in Relation to Marriage and the Fatal Consequences of Their Violation to Progeny, with the Indications of Vigorous Life and Longevity, Followed by a Fugitive Essay on the Protection of

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... of that work, we would have had an engraving of him, to illustrate this temperament. From a print we have seen of a bust of him, we conclude that he lost much of his lymph toward the close of life. We have not seen a good resident specimen of this constitution in the valley of the Mississippi. Many of them may be found in Maryland and Pennsylvania. We found a greater per cent, of this class in the States' prisons of the two above-named States, than of any other. We find occasionally among our emigrant Germans a pretty fair illustration. The English "Boxania" does not furnish an illustration. Their predilection is not for fighting, but rather killing. We were acquainted with a talented and excellent divine in Baltimore, of this constitution, who, at any time, would walk a mile to see a house burn. We had a highly-gifted medical friend in that city, Prof Miller, of this class. He is dead. The illustration of this constitution we have placed at the head of this article, is a young medical gentleman from Maryland. He was for several weeks a private student with us. In the study of this subject, we have had many students, but never one who progressed with the ease and rapidity that he did. When he left us, he could at sight designate the temperament of any one whom he met. He is a brilliant young man, and though we think him to be too impatient to make a profound philosopher, yet we think that he is destined to become one of the first of medical practitioners. While with us, he gave no indication of being influenced by any other than the most correct of moral motives; his whole deportment was that of a gentleman. We wish him every possible success. In this constitution the hair is light and rather fine; the eyes are of a pale blue; the lips...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236584767
  • 9781236584762