The popular idea is that consanguineous marriages are bad per se.
Consanguineous marriages are everywhere regarded as baneful.
Tylor, Mr., on the prohibition of consanguineous marriages, ii.
Virchow, Prof., blindness occurring in the offspring of consanguineous marriages, ii.
The idea that the children from consanguineous marriages are apt to be deaf and dumb has no foundation in fact.
Consanguinity means blood relationship, and consanguineous marriages are marriages between near blood relatives.
Consanguineous or blood kinship, which includes not only the gens of the father, but also those of the mother and grandmothers.
Of all the deaf born without hearing, 13.5 per cent are the offspring of consanguineous marriages.
Consanguineous marriages, so far as the effect on deafness is concerned, are not of relatively frequent occurrence.
During the ensuing 160 years there were ninety-one marriages, of which sixteen were consanguineous.