Biological Aspects of Human Problems

Biological Aspects of Human Problems

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Biological Aspects of Human Problems

Biological Aspects of Human Problems

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Though the manuscript of this book was left in the form of a connected draft, it was not in final form for publication at the time of Dr. Herter's death. This applies more particularly to the chapters here grouped under book four, which do not fairly represent the full development of the author's thought as indicated by many additional notes, and by complete but unconnected passages by which they are accompanied. A more extensive treatment, especially of the eleventh chapter, had been planned; the substance of the two following ones was represented by three separate drafts, each of which contained a considerable amount of material not duplicated in the others. The most complete of these drafts is here printed, with the addition of a few short passages from the other two.

In editing the manuscript for the press, no essential alterations in plan or treatment have been made, but a few minor changes have seemed necessary. The five long chapters of the original draft have been subdivided into fourteen shorter ones and have been grouped in four "Books." A few passages that involved a certain amount of repetition have been omitted, a few have been altered in sequence, and . . .

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