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To the medical man who is interested in heredity and genetics the Hawaiian Islands offer a fascinating field for the observation and study of racial hybrids and mixtures. There are said to be at least thirty-seven distinct human mixtures of germplasm in Hawaii. One can well believe this and even consider the possibility of a much greater variety of mixed bloods. For two centuries, since the visit of Captain Cook to the islands in 1728, this germinal melting-pot has been in action, and the results of these two centuries in the production of well-defined human hybrids
MEDICAL OBSERVATIONS IN HAWAII. Ann Intern Med. ;2:373–376. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-373
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):373-376.
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