Full text: Problems in eugenics

34Exhibit C 80. 
weeks, whether it has been suckled or not, has passed over the worst 
period. It is well-known that the mortality in the first days of 
life is the highest in the second week, much higher than in the third 
week, and so on. In short, the mortality changes in such an extremely 
high degree in the course of the first year of life that this period 
is much too long for the comparison between the mortality of suckled 
Map of Bavaria. 
Percentage of under­ 
sized Bavarian recruits 
(below 1.62 metres in 
height) in 1875. 
After Professor Ranke. 
10- 19% 
-20-29 30 - 39 and over.Figure C 80. 
and non-suckled children. One ought to calculate how many of those 
who have been suckled for o weeks, one week, two weeks, one month, 
three months, six months, and so on, have survived the first week' 
the second week, the first month, and so on. Only in this manner can 
be established what is the share of the absence of breast-feeding and 
what is the share of the innate weakness and tendency to disease in 
the degree of infant mortality.”

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