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An Analytical Biography of a Great Mind- by Edward J. Kempf

Chapter 1 - Lincoln's physical Constitution

The biographical analysis of the development of the personality and political philosophy of Abraham Lincoln is simplified and best facilitated by first considering his physical make-up and constitutional energic type as an adult, for evidence of genetic, endocrine, neural and other bodily determining factors. We can then advantageously follow his family origin and cultural development, with the decisive experiences of his life in correlation with his physical constitution.

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