Medicine: Breeding Businessmen

U. S. Geneticist Frederick Adams Woods, who lives in Rome and loves to count, tabulated the fecundity of Englishmen listed in Who's Who. Issued last week were his findings: businessmen have three times as many children as artists and authors. Fecundity, reasons Geneticist Woods, depends upon an inheritable desire to leave descendants. The family-minded are usually practical, go into business.

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