Excerpt from Papers on Anthropometry The writer has adopted the above title for this paper since his chief purpose, at this time, is to call attention to the number and variety of the publications which relate to anthropometry in the United States, without attempting a complete or critical analysis of any of them. It is also proper to te that the appended Provisional List includes several titles of books and articles which have been published in Europe by American writers, and a few titles of articles relating to anthropometry in America by European writers. In this paper the term anthropometry is used in the sense originally attributed to it by Quetelet, which includes the measure of the different faculties of the human being; although anthropometrical study in the United States has been pursued, for the most part, for the sake of determining the physical proportions of the body and its parts. Considered as a whole, the American literature on anthropometry consists largely of descriptive and tabulated reports of the results reached by individual observers in comparatively narrow and disconnected fields of investigation. A very considerable amount of material has been amassed, but much of it is so heterogeneous as to remind one of a heap of nuggets of crude ores of different kinds, which, to yield true metal, must needs be sorted, roasted, and refined. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.