Dalrymple discovers, via a review by J.C. Squire, Louis Berman’s The Glands Regulating Personality (1921), which contains such insights as the following:
- Or there may be an insufficiency of standard pressure in the alimentary tract, and we have the ascetic, malnourished, striving, uplifting type.
- In Napoleon’s case, the brain-attacks may have been crises of pituitary insufficiency in a hyper-pituitary type.
- Modern post-pituitary woman is excitement-mad and thrill-chasing.
- A man’s chief gift to his child is his internal secretion composition.
- Character, in short, is the grand intravisceral barometer of a personality.
Among Berman’s other works are The Personal Equation (1925), Food and Character (1932) and Behind the Universe: A Doctor’s Religion (1943).