Medicine: Little Women

Two years ago Professor Harold Benjamin Fantham and Dr. Annie Porter, McGill University zoologists, came upon a Quebec "family of little women" none of whom was more than four and a half feet tall. They were all well-proportioned, strong, vigorous and promiscuous. For cohabitants they invariably selected little men by whom they bred little children. This family drew a report in last week's Eugenical News.

Generatrix is Charlotte, now 56, 4 ft. 11n., "a pleasant spoken little woman [who] has had six daughters by five different fathers. She considers that she has 'done...

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