Family Treasures: A Study of the Inheritance of Normal Characteristics in Man

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CHAPTER IV
THE EYES

Color.--The eyes are the most mobile parts of the face and add much interest to it. They may give expression to our various moods and may serve at times in place of the spoken word as a means of communication. The Negro and the yellow races are characterized by brown eyes, while the white races have blue as well as brown eyes or a mixture of

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these two fundamental eye colors. The blue color of eyes is due to the fact that the pigmented lining of the iris is partially reflected through the colorless iris. This inner layer of the iris is of a very dark purple material, and the colorless part of the iris, acting as a sort of screen for the light going inward and for its reflection again outward, appears blue as

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  • Title Page 1
  • Contents 3
  • Preface 5
  • Chapter I- The Family 9
  • Chapter II- The Individual 30
  • Chapter III- Hair 48
  • Chapter IV- The Eyes 82
  • Chapter V- The Mouth 94
  • Chapter VI - The Ears 110
  • Chapter VII- The Nose, Cheeks, Chin, and Jaws 126
  • Chapter IX- The Feet 172
  • Chapter X- The Body 186
  • Chapter XI- Temperaments and Special Abilities 203
  • Chapter XII- Good Health 228
  • Chapter XIII- Birthmarks, Acquired Characters, and Disease 239
  • Chapter XIV- Sex 256
  • Chapter XV- Nature of Man 267
  • Glossary of Terms Commonly Used in the Study of Heredity in Man 288
  • Index 295
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