Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into its Laws and Consequences

  title={Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into its Laws and Consequences},
  author={Francis Sir Galton},
Abstract“HEREDITARY GENIUS” was first published in 1869 and conies second in the series of works in which Galton's investigations on inheritance were given to the public, being preceded in 1865 by the papers in “Hereditary Talent and Character” which appeared in Macmillan's Magazine. A second edition appeared in 1892 from which the present issue has been reprinted. That after forty-five years there should still be a demand for this book is no source of wonder. It is the work of a master and for… 
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