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Item Description: London, 1856, 664(4)pp. First ed. Top cover loose and bkstrp gone, first two leaves loose. Very scholarly. (This price is discounted 50%.). Bookseller Inventory # A5925790743

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Pamphlet]. Allen, Nathan.-

Published by New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1869. (1869)

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Item Description: New York. D. Appleton and Company. 1869., 1869. 56 pp. 8vo. Grey printed paper wraps First Edition. The author, in this off-print, reviews the historical and religious proscriptions on intermarrriage between various degrees of relations. The association between consanguinity and disease was made in early history. The association between blindness, deafness, insanity and other disorders was noted in closed populations with a high degree of intermarriage, like royalty. In 1848, Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, in a study for the state of Massachusetts, found consanguinity to be a factor in blindness, deafness and idiocy. Dr. Charles Caldwell of Kentucky noted the association of dwarfism in the royal family of Portugal with intermarriage. It is argued that, even without consideration of hereditary disease, consanguinity in marriage leads to a loss of vitality in offspring. Infertility is also a noted consequence. What is today called "hybrid vigor" and the deleterious effects of in-breeding had been noted by Darwin. The question of prohibition of marriage in third degree relatives (cousins) is unresolved by the evidence. Beyond this degree, relatedness seems independent of deleterious consequences. Allen (181389), the first editor of the American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, was a prominent physician., author and editor. This paper was among his most illustrious writings. Browning of wraps. Slight wear at ends of spine. Else, Very Good . DAB (for Allen). Bookseller Inventory # 9534

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Nathan Allen, M.D.

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Item Description: NY: Appleton, 1869. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, printed wrappers, 56pp. The text explores fact and nuance in literature from the Old Testament forward through history, to arrive at some estimation of how marriage between close kin informed such phenomena as blindness, deafness, mental diseases, even infertility. NOT IN CORDASCO. A Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # C199/281

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Nathan Allen, M.D.

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Item Description: NY: D. Appleton, 1870. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, printed wrappers (ink inscribed "Respects N.A."), 41, i pp. Wherein the ever inquiring doctor begin to wonder in print about issues of how various population sub-sets gradually decline in vitality: in the present instance, he confines himself to examing causation factors among Civil War soldiers, nursing versus non-nursing mothers, diet, nervousness in women, manual labor, etc. NOT IN CORDASCO. A Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # C199/284

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Nathan Allen, M.D.

Published by NY: Moorhead, Simpson and Bond (1868)

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Item Description: NY: Moorhead, Simpson and Bond, 1868. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, printed wrappers (ink inscribed "With respects N.A."), 58pp. The author's first fully realized published paper on population, based on then current ideas about physiology and psychology. NOT IN CORDASCO. Rear cover slightly bubbled, else a Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # C199/279

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Nathan Allen, M.D.

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Item Description: NY: Appleton, 1869. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo, self wrps., sewn, 56pp. Final leaf with top right corner broken off, without loss of text. This copy enhanced by the presence of an ALS, two pages, to Dr. Dexter (perhaps also a resident of Lowell MA), dated April 15, 1869, concerning Allen's notions about the laws of population, with a little chipping defect along top edge, losing two lines of text on the reverse. Allen's essay explores fact and nuance in literature from the Old Testament forward through history, to arrive at some estimation of how marriage between close kin informed such medical phenomena as blindness, deafness, mental diseases, and even infertility. NOT IN CORDASCO. A Very Good copy. Bookseller Inventory # C199/282

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