a family stugy claimed to provide evidence of inheritance of moral traits and risk of moral degeneracy due to mental retardation, it was also purported to have one branch characterized as moral upstanding and productive and another as immoral.

KALLIKAK: "Kallikak is a pseudonym of a family."
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