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Fig 1.12 – Kallikak Family

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As the director of research at the Vineland Training School for the Feeble-Minded Girls and Boys in Vineland, New Jersey, Goddard developed the first known laboratory to focus on intellectual disabilities. His research led to his infamous 1912 book on The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble Mindedness. His findings substantiated his eugenic view that family genetics determines intelligence. The word Kallikak was chosen because the word connected two Greek words, beautiful and bad, because Goddard found that normal people produce good and beautiful children and the feeble-minded produce bad children.

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