Heredity, finally Mr. Darrow says; the family, or some ancestor
away back, planted the seed here. Hereditary influence. Well, let's see
what their doctor's say, on page 139: "There is nothing about the
patient's condition to show any evidence of a hereditary nature, and there
is not the slightest reason to suppose that a condition of this kind will
be transmitted to future generations by any of his siblings or relatives.
This condition is acquired within the life history of the individual, and
dies out when he dies." It is something of his own construction, and
his ancestors are in no degree responsible for it. It will die out when
he dies out.