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Important Typed Letter Signed on John Hopkins University letterhead
Baltimore, 1922. unbound. 1 page, 8.5 x 5.5, Baltimore, Maryland, November 22, 1922, to American psychiatrist and staunch Eugenicist, Dr. Stewart Paton, in full: "I have asked the publishers to send you a copy of my book 'The Biology of Death' which has recently appeared. I hope that you will presently receive it, and find it of some interest." Within five years both scientists would come to hate one another with Paton replacing Pearl as the poster boy of Eugenics and the voice of the Eugenics Research Association. Natural folds; fine condition. Pearl rarely comes to market, and it speculated that his letters were avoided by collectors due to his anti-Semitism and also the fact that Pearl restricted much of his correspondence to the scientific community. American biologist and father of the controversial science of Eugenics and founder of Biogerontology. He made his case on the world stage with his publication "Breeding Better Men" and delivered the first speech at the very first International Eugenics Congress in London, July 1912. In 1927 Pearl shocked the scientific community and his peers at John Hopkins University by renouncing the entire movement. Many thought it too late to correct the damage as he had already endorsed Alexis Carrel's erroneous ideas that "normal cells don%u2019t age" and his own theory for The Rate of Living Hypothesis, which enjoyed prominence for nearly 50 years.
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