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THE EUGENICS RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
COLD SPRING HARBOR, LONG ISLAND, N. Y.
BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTH. He resisted attempts at communism, William Bradford was born 1590 in and became the wealthiest man of his Southern Yorkshire of yeoman stock, community. Intelligence and good that had an interest in learning above judgment marked his period of service. the average.
Early orphaned and Bradford had an agreeable personreared by harsh uncles, he embraced ality. He was as religious as any of his “ Puritanism” and fled at seventeen people, mild yet firm, cool, patient, years to Holland. In 1620 he left in forgiving and yet capable of inflicting the “Mayflower” for America and deserved punishment. He harbored eventually landed at Plymouth. Of this none of the crass superstitions of his colony he, the next year, became Gov- day. He was an unfailing optimist. ernor and held this Office for thirty Many of his numerous descendants years, though (at his own request) carry the excellent traits that he not continuously. When the New Eng- showed. land Colonies federated in 1643 he was A. H. Plumb. William Bradford of
Plymouth. Boston: R. G. Badger, 1921, a commissioner to the Confederation
$1.50. and was twice elected president of it. He died in 1657.
GLANDS AND PERSONALITY. Bradford held his position by virtue Dr. Louis Berman, an associate in of his far-sightedness. He made peace Biological Chemistry at
Columbia with the Indians, nipped conspiracies University, has written a very interestin the bud, sent agents to England to ing resumé of our knowledge of the counteract false tales about the colony. effect of endocrine glands upon deundertook great financial enterprises velopment, sex and behavior. The exin his own name for the good of the traordinary interest of the book lies colony, founded tributary colonies on not so much in its novelty (though the Massachusetts and Maine coasts; the data have not hitherto been opposed the spread of the Dutch in brought together in just this way) New England, promoted federation in but in a literary style which is unNew England. He foresaw future usual in scientific books. Perhaps needs of historians and was the his- some would allege that this is not a toriographer of the Old Colony.
scientific book, since not all stateBradford was a tactician. When the ments that are made are carefully malcontent Lyford organized a rebel- guarded. No doubt this is true. Yet lion, though he knew of Lyford's, the book is stimulating none the less : treachery, he waited for days until and we feel that we should like to the conspirators should all be
as-take the assertions of the author as sembled and then all be apprehended hypotheses for scientific testing. at once. When the Dutch menace im. Somewhat sensational is the attempt pended, his letters were painfully cour- to show the endocrine disfunctioning teous, yet carried the thinly veiled of geniuses. Every student of personpurpose of resisting any attempt at ality will want to possess and read loss of independence. He knew how to this book. nip in the bud the threatened massacre L. Berman, M.D. The Glands Regulat
“ Massachusetts." planned by the chief “
The Macmillan Company, 1921.