Life History Album

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Title

Life History Album

Subject

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911
Eugenics
Excerpts
Rare books

Description

Intended to chart the medical history of an individual from birth until the age of 75, the Life history album, edited by Francis Galton, allows for notes on the genealogy, life, development, marriage, children, height and weight observations, anthropometric information, and photographs in five-year increments. “A trustworthy record of past illnesses will enable your medical attendants to treat you more intelligently and successfully than they otherwise could, for it will give them a more complete knowledge of your ‘constitution’ than could be obtained in any other way…. The record will further be of great value to your family and descendants; for mental and physical characteristics, as well as liabilities to disease, are all transmitted more or less by parents to their children, and are shared by members of the same family.” Galton, at 80, was dissatisfied with this production and rewrote and republished the Album in 1902, extending its duration to the age of 100. This copy of the Life history album was given by his grandmother to George Kimball Clement (1888-1951) soon after his birth; Clement was a member of the Class of 1912 of Harvard College.

Abstract

Excerpt from Life history album : prepared by direction of the Collective Investigation Committee of the British Medical Association, edited by Sir Francis Galton

Creator

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911

Publisher

Macmillan and Co.

Date Created

1884

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (tr. 680)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page)

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

0002098

Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

0002098_dref.jpg

Citation

Galton, Francis, 1822-1911, “Life History Album,” OnView, accessed June 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6209.