Recently I tracked down a large, dusty tome in our public library called, Genetic Studies of Genius, Vol. II, Edited by Lewis M. Terman, Stanford University Press, 1926, 842 pp. Needless to say, I have not the training nor disposition to have read the work entirely. But . . .The study was undertaken to try to see from historical and biographical data whether and to what extent genius is evidenced in childhood. Three “competent” authors selected pertinent psychological data from selected biographies of 300 “recognized” geniuses. This digested data was then submitted to Dr. Catherine Cox, Dr. Maude Merrill, and Dr. Lewis Terman, who estimated the I.Q.’s of the individuals involved. They are quick to point out that their estimate is not the I.Q. of the subject, but the I.Q. that would most reasonably account for the recorded facts.