ID# 1987:
"Albinism in Man: A Monograph (Part 1)," handwritten manuscript by Karl Pearson, with E. Nettleship and C.H. Usher, published in 1911
Pages: (1|2|3|4|5|6)
University College London, KP, 204/1

&quote;Albinism in Man: A Monograph (Part 1),&quote; handwritten manuscript by Karl Pearson,  with E. Nettleship and C.H. Usher, published in 1911

[handwritten] 8 is [crossed out] in addition not always certainly as to the complete absence of white blood. We have accordingly thought it best to deal in separate sections, not only with the small and unremarkable group of freed[?] negroes, but also with our albinistic negro data. (2) [underscore]Definition and Classification of Albinism[end underscore]. This leads us at once to the fundamental inquire: How is albinism in man to be defined, and is the condition to be considered as a homogeneous and invariable state or must we form several categories? The matter is one of much greater difficulty than appears at first sight. It might seem easy to define albinism as the complete congenital absence of pigment from all parts of the human body. But it would be certainly hard, perhaps impossible to make use of such a definition in classification. It is practically impossible to test the [underscore]complete[end underscore] absence of pigment form the [illegible] without microscopic examination of the iris, choroid & retina, and it may even be doubted whether the same remark does not apply to the hair. Thus we know of four modern[superior symbol] cases at least in which sections of a [illegible] eye have been microscopically examined. The first of these cases is due to Mariz [superior symbol]. He states that the [page-width score] [footnotes]to find a modern anthropologist ([blank space] Bibl. No. [blank space]) taking up the opposite view and asserting that the white races are, like albinoes, an abnormality, and due to a pathological variation arising in central European swamps!! See also Maupetries[sp?] Bibl. No. [blank] p. [blank] P. de la Condrieniere[sp.?] Bibl. No. [blank] p. 403. [superior first symbol, for footnote]Bibl. No. [superior second symbol, for footnote]There is also the case from the 18th century. Buzzi (Bibl. No. [blank]) dissected the eyes of an albino. The insides were colorless I pupils rose colour [obscured and torn off] [end]

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