Anthropometric Measurements

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These ERO documents from the “Negro-Chinese” trait fileĀ profile a young woman who was institutionalized for “truancy,” “immorality,” and teen pregnancy. After two pregnancies she was recommended for sterilization and her mental age determined to beĀ 11 years 8 months, which the institution considered “normal for race.” Anthropometric measurements were taken of her entire body including “head width, “nose breadth,” and “ear prominence.”

Images Courtesy of the American Philosophical Society