Explanation of Symbols used in Mendelian Chart

Title

Explanation of Symbols used in Mendelian Chart

Description

Because characteristics such as feeble-mindedness and sexual immorality were thought to be hereditary, the Virginia Colony often used pedigrees to determine whether a person was a good candidate for sterilization.

Source

Mental Defectives in Virginia: A Special Report of the State Board of Charities and Corrections. Richmond, 1915. The Library of Virginia. 12-1094-002.

 

Date

1915

Files

Buck_Symbols 12_1094_002.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Explanation of Symbols used in Mendelian Chart,” Library of Virginia, accessed April 28, 2017, http://lva.omeka.net/items/show/43.