Transactions of the Medical Society of Virginia

Transactions of the Medical Society of Virginia

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...will have then been made in the science of eugenics and also in the physical, mental and moral development of the human race. Personally, I believe in the regulation of marriage by law, and that each party to the contract should be required to produce a clean bill of health. We all know that in nature like begets like, and so long as defectives are allowed to propogate their species, just so long will our jails, asylums and penitentiaries be overcrowded, and, as some philosopher has sagely remarked, the time is approaching, owing to the rapid increase in insanity, that we may have to have asylums for the sane in order to adequately protect them from the insane. I am in accord with Dr. Anderson and agree with the conclusions arrived at in his most excellent paper. Parents should be taught the danger of sending their children to school at too early an age. Children should be first developed physically, and my old teacher, Dr. Kerley, taught that ten years was early enough to start the child to school. Cramming the minds of nervous and delicate children at an early and susceptible age is in my opinion one of the predisposing causes to dementia praecox. This is a very important subject, for it is obvious that in children, especially the nervous, high-strung and susceptible child, prevention is always better than cure. Dr. Tom A. Williams, Washington, D. C., said that the age at which the child is sent to school depends upon the latter. It is best to keep the average child away from the ordinary school until h: s able to care for himself decently. Doctors' children are the best in this respect from force of example set in the home; but the average individual is brought up in a home in which the mother is overworked and ignorant, and her more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660579
  • 9781236660572