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A pathological and philosophical essay on hereditary diseases with an appendix, on intermarriage, and the inheritance of the tendency to moral depravities and crimes by Julius Heinrich Steinau

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Published by Simpkin, Marshall in London .
Written in English


  • Vertical Disease Transmission,
  • Consanguinity,
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease

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Edition Notes

Statementby Julius Henry Steinau
ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
The Physical Object
Pagination[6], iv, 52 p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26270730M

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