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ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN CHARACTER.

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PHYSIOLOGY IN HUMAN AFFAIRS—IN EDUCATION, VOCATION,

MORALS, AND PROGRESS.

BY

FURNEAUX JORDAN, F.R.C.S.

LONDON:

KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & Co., 1, PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

1886.

BKD .J16

PREFACE.

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ThĖ following pages embody the results of several years of close, and, I believe, dispassionate observation. The exigencies of our language have compelled me to use unpleasant and even clumsy epithets. The words “shrewish” and “non-shre wish are used with great reluctance. Unhappily no other words convey the meaning they are intended to convey. As I have said in the second chapter the words "are not used as nicknames, not even as words of disparagement; they are used in a strictly scientific sense to denote special phases of character and the union of such phases with certain anatomical and physiological peculiarities." I may add that "there is no truth gleanable by moral methods which ought not to be gleaned; and none which, if wisely used, may not be put to some adequately rewarding purpose.”

The chapter on physiology in human affairsin education, calling, race, faith, morals, progress, and civilization deals with matters in which I take so deep an interest that I hope some day to give it a separate and more expanded form.

27352 MAR :: 1893

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