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2191648
TITLE
Who discovered the twin method?
ABSTRACT
The twin method is usually credited to Francis Galton's 1875 article on twins. However, Galton did not propose the comparison between identical and fraternal twin resemblance which is the essence of the twin method. Although the twin method was "in the air" in the mid-1920s, the first descriptions of the method appeared in an article by Curtis Merriman and in a book by Hermann Siemens, both in 1924, 50 years after Galton's paper.
DATE PUBLISHED
1990 Mar
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
pubmed 1990/03/01
medline 1990/03/01 00:01
entrez 1990/03/01 00:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Rende RD Rende R D RD Center for Developmental and Health Genetics, College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802.
Plomin R Plomin R R
Vandenberg SG Vandenberg S G SG
INVESTIGATORS
JOURNAL
VOLUME: 20
ISSUE: 2
TITLE: Behavior genetics
ISOABBREVIATION: Behav. Genet.
YEAR: 1990
MONTH: Mar
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CITEDMEDIUM: Print
ISSN: 0001-8244
ISSNTYPE: Print
MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: Behav Genet
COUNTRY: United States
ISSNLINKING: 0001-8244
NLMUNIQUEID: 0251711
PUBLICATION TYPE
PUBLICATIONTYPE TEXT
Historical Article
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS
GRANTS
GRANTID AGENCY COUNTRY
HD-10333 NICHD NIH HHS United States
HD-18426 NICHD NIH HHS United States
GENERAL NOTE
KEYWORDS
MESH HEADINGS
DESCRIPTORNAME QUALIFIERNAME
Genetics, Behavioral methods
History, 19th Century methods
History, 20th Century methods
Humans methods
Twins history
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