History of Teratology

  title={History of Teratology},
  author={Josef Warkany},
Since ancient times man has taken for granted that “like begets like,” and when a child or animal was born that deviated greatly from the parental image it was an impressive event to primitive man. Men and women talked about it and often transmitted their tales through generations, thus developing various myths as the story changed with time. Sometimes they made images of the wondrous birth or perpetuated the event in writing. Attitudes about abnormal infants and children and their parents… CONTINUE READING