Westermark admits that it is difficult to show clearly that consanguineous marriages are prejudicial in man.
The popular idea is that consanguineous marriages are bad per se.
Breeders inform us that the results are markedly in favor of consanguineous unions between healthy, well-bred animals.
Virchow, Prof., blindness occurring in the offspring of consanguineous marriages, ii.
He estimates the consanguineous marriages in France not including second cousins, at from four to five per cent.
consanguineous marriages, so far as the effect on deafness is concerned, are not of relatively frequent occurrence.
Under such conditions, defectives would be bound to multiply, regardless of whether or not the marriages are consanguineous.
Whither Mollendorf went next, we will not ask: perhaps to Brunswick and other consanguineous places?
Table XXI gives the proportion of the mentally defective who are the offspring of consanguineous marriages.
Like Vishnu looking after the celestials, thou shouldst always look after all consanguineous relatives.
consanguineous con·san·guin·e·ous (kŏn'sān-gwĭn'ē-əs, -sāng-)