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STATE OF NERVOUS SYSTEM
State of nervous system is coordinate.
SUMMARY OF EXAMINATION
The person examined is in excellent health, although having insufficient food.
Considering this good state of health, the illness which could most easily affect her would be tuberculosis.
No harmful influence of hereditary circumstances can be noticed.
SUBFOLDER C-MENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL TESTS
Name: J. B.
The mental examination was carried out under very unfavorable circumstances on account of the language (J. B. speaks a Brussels' Flemish dialect) and during the examination many people went in and out of the room. What J. B. lacks most is instruction. She reads and writes French very poorly. On the other hand she seems to have a practical sense of things and to be a good housekeeper.
In the Yerkes-Bridges point-scale examination for mental ability this person scored as follows:
Name: J. B.
Credits 1. Choose prettier in each of three pairs of pictures
3 2. See lack of arms, nose, mouth, eyes, in picture. 3. Compare lines of different lengths. Compare weights of different kind.
0 4. Memory for 3 digits.
1 Memory for 4 digits.
1 Memory for 5 digits.
1 Memory for 6 and 7 digits.
0 5. Count backward ---6. Repeat sentences.
Broke down on example (d). 7. Reaction to Binet pictures, enumeration, description, interpretation -- 2
Failed in third picture. 8. Arrange weights...
0 9. Compare objects, 3 tests.
Failed in two words. 11. Resists suggestions, 3 resistances
3 12. Copy square, diamond.. 13. Give words for three minutes.14. Write sentence containing given words 15. Comprehend 4 questions.-16. Draw from memory -17. See absurdity in 5 different pictures.
3 18. Put together 3 dissected sentences 19. Define 3 words, charity...
2 Failed in 2 words, obedience and justice. 20. Analogies, restore missing words in sentences, 6 examples.
5 Failed in one. Mental rating by the Yerkes-Bridges test. Total credits: 50. Expectation: 90. Coefficient: 5/9. NOTE.It is of course understood that this test is not particularly adapted to adults and that it was given under rather adverse circumstances. It is here presented not as conclusive evidence of mental rating but simply as supplementary testimony.
SUBFOLDER D_FAMILY STOCK VALUES INBORN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEAREST BLOOD KINGPEDIGREE STUDY Name: J. B. Number 11-4. Pedigree chart. Address: Brussels. Tests made by: C. V. 20.XI.23.
1900 1900 6. 1904
PEDIGREE CHART OF NEAREST KIN NOTE.-Squares stand for males; circles for females. Horizontal lines between symbols stand for mar. riage; above symbols for a group of brothers and sisters. Vertical lines stand for descent.
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF NEAR KIN CHARTED
1-1. August B.; born in Brussels on the 16th of January, 1866. Can neither read nor write. Was a painter. Since 1896 has worked in the Moniteur Belge; does manual work and gives entire satisfaction. Is healthy but subject to bronchitis in winter.
1-2. Marie, wife of August B., born at Scharbeek (Brussels) the 9th of November, 1869. Since her marriage, 1888, did housework only. Had 13 children, of whom 4 died at an early age, and one, a girl, at the age of 25. Was an excellent mother, always in excellent health; in 1917, during the war, grew thin and pale; stayed at the St. John's Hospital for two weeks before her death. Died at home on the 1st of August, 1917.
II-1. Pierre B., born in Brussels the 23d of June, 1889. Went to a Catholic school. Was an errand boy, then workman in Auer's factory of gas burners. Married in 1916. A few years ago bought a little shop where he and his wife sell vegetables. Has had no children. In good health.
II-2. Orpha, wife of Pierre B., born at Framerie (Hainaut) in 1892. Before her marriage in 1916 was a servant. Now works in vegetable shop. Has had no children. In good health.
II-3. Catherine B., born in Brussels, February 4, 1891. Went to Catholic school. Was a seamstress. For several years has worked in Auer's factory of gas burners. Has no liking for housework, prefers sewing. Does all the mending at home.
II-4. Josephine B., born at Brussels the 20th of December, 1892. Went to Catholic school. When 12 years old entered the embroidery workshop of the nuns of M.; worked there for 12 years, giving great satisfaction. At the same time attended and graduated from a domestic school organized by the same
Since her mother's death in 1917 does the housework for her family, also takes care of a little niece of 3 years (III-2). Is in excellent health.
II-5. Isabelle B., born at Brussels 12th of October, 1894. Went to Catholic school. Worked in a fur workshop and at Auer's factory of gas burners. Died at Brussels of peritonitis not cared for in time
II-6. Dorothea B., was born in Brussels the 12th of January, 1896. Died the same year.
II-7. Anna B., wife of L., born at Brussels the 23d of May, 1897, a twin sister of Marie B. (II–9). Went to Catholic school. Was in embroidery workshop. Married in 1922. Lives happily and takes care of her child. Is well.
II-8. Guillaume L., born at Brussels in 1892. Finished a primary school. Works in printing office; in good health.
II-9. Marie B., born at Brussels the 23d of May, 1897. Twin sister of Anna B. (II–7.) Died at Brussels on the 21st of December, 1898.
II-10. Elise B., wife of B., born at Brussels the 29th of September, 1899. Went to Catholic school. Helped her mother at home. Married in 1919. Had one child. Now works at Auer's factory of gas burners. In good health.
II-11. Donald B., born at Brussels in 1900. Finished a primary school. Workman in factory of lanterns. In good health.
II-12. Antoine B., born at Brussels March 9, 1902. Graduated from primary school with honorary diploma. Worked as printer. Finished his military service. Is now errand boy seeking other occupation. Healthy.
II–13. Frans B., born at Brussels August 24, 1904; went to primary school; now workman in leather business. Likes singing and very often sings. In good health,
II-14, Seraphine B., born at Brussels February 24, 1908. Died at the age of three months of meningitis.
II–15. Marie B., born at Brussels August 23, 1909. Went to Catholic school; now continues her studies at primary school. Likes arithmetic. Wishes to learn dressmaking. Is healthy.
II-16. Paul B., born at Brussels October 23, 1911. Died at age of 7 months of whooping cough.
III-1. Catherine, born at Brussels in 1923. Is in good health.
III-2. Elsie, born at Brussels August 30, 1920. Goes to public nursery. Is in good health.
SUMMARY_THE CASE OF J. B., WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HER DESIRABILITY
AS A PERMANENT ADDITION TO THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES
These studies indicated that J. B. as an immigrant would probably find employment as an embroiderer or in other needlework and would be industrious, law-abiding, and self-sustaining for a period of years. There is no indication of laziness or lack of thrift, either in the individual or in her family. Nor is there any evidence of institutionalization or undue charitable assistance being necessary:
J. B.'s habits are established; she is 31 years old, and thus still within the reproductive period, and probably would marry. (See p. 1344.) Thus she might, but probably would not, leave descendants in the American population. She is undernourished, has a slight curvature of the spine, but is in excellent state of health.
Personally she would add industry, cleanliness, a sense of order, a law-abiding character, and contentment to the population; but neither personally nor in blood would she add intelligence or initiative to the average of these qualities already established here. Unless she married or proved especially thrifty in America, the prospects are that in her old age, if she survived, she would be unable to maintain herself and, having no responsible near kin, would be thrown upon the public.
The visé: Should still higher economic and family-stock standards be set by the law, with the foregoing facts in hand, it would be possible for the American consul to visé or not to visé the passport of the would-be immigrant, not only on the basis of present appearance, but also upon the basis of most probable ultimate economic, social, and racial value, as a permanent addition to the · American people.
SET OF FOLDERS PROPOSED FOR OUTLINING AND FILING PERSONAL AND FAMILY
History Data CONCERNING WOULD-BE IMMIGRANTS, PREPARED BY HARRY H. LAUGHLIN.
This appendix reproduces the title-pages of five folders, which, as guides, were used and found practicable in outlining the data secured concerning the individual records and family histories of would-be immigrants. It is believed that similar outline folders would be useful for the systematic filing of records as they accumulate in each particular case.
This plan would require the American consuls to obtain, by the aid of expert eugenical field workers and physicians, the data outlined by these folders for each would-be immigrant as a preliminary to his decision to visé or not to visé the particular passport.
These folders or guides, with the information specifically indicated and other pertinent information, would be prepared in duplicate, one set being filed with the consul general and the second copy forwarded to the immigration authorities at Ellis Island or other port of entry, and finally to be deposited with the Bureau of Naturalization in Washington. Thus a continuously accumulating collection of first-hand facts about the immigrant, both in the old country and in America, would be constantly available.
Such records would greatly simplify the matter of registration of aliens who might enter this country after the installation of such a plan. Also they would enable the authorities to detect and to deport much more readily and certainly persons who might enter the country contrary to law. Finally, they would aid greatly in the work of naturalization, especially in case higher standards were set.
THE CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES AT
Date of Birth:Place of Birth: (Country) (Province)
(Town or Address) Present Address :
(Residence and Postal Address) REFERENCES AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION:
(Relations, acquaintances, employers, ministers, officials, etc.)
Short biography. Individual analysis card. Conduct, community reputa
tion, occupations, achievements, and records of other economic and
social values. Moral and social instincts and emotions. Examination: (Name of Examiner)
(Date of Return) B.-Subfolder for Physical Examination.
Record of physical, physiological, pathological, anthropometrical and
racial tests and measurements. Personal identification Photographs. Examination: (Name of Examiner)
(Date of Return) C.-Subfolder for Mental and Educational Tests.
Descriptive records. Special tests of literacy, of general mental ability,
and of special talents and defects. Record of education and training. Examination: (Name of Examiner)
(Date of Return) D.-Subfolder for Family-Stock Values. 1.-A biological pedigree-chart and descriptions of the near kin of the
would-be immigrant. 2. An analysis showing: (a) The probable development and values of the individual gauged
by his juvenile promise and by the stock from which he springs. (6) Whether the possible offspring of the individual would constitute
an asset or a debit to the American Nation, based on the average inborn physical, mental, and moral qualities of the family
stocks already existing in the United States. Examination: (Name of Examiner)
(Date of Return) PASSPORT AND VISÉ NOTATIONS: 1. Emigrant-Passport, granted by
(Date) (Number) 2. Immigrant-Visé of Emigrant-Passport, by the Consul of the United States at:
(Date of American Visé)
(City of Consular Office) 3. Consular Notations:
Fig. 1.–Title Page of Principal Folder for Filing Data Concerning the Personal Identification, Individual
History and Conditions and Family Pedigree Record of the Would-be Immigrant. (Actual size of folder, 10 by 1222 inches.)
Sub-Folder A.—Individual History.
Short biography. Individual analysis card. Conduct, community reputation, occupation, achievements, and records of other economic and social values. Moral and social instincts and emotions.
Fig. 2.-Title Page of Sub-Folder A. (Actual size of folder, 9 by 12 inches.)