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Excerpt from page 133: 

Eyes. – While nineteen individuals had dark brown eyes, one individual had black, one green-brown, and two gray-brown eyes. The sclera were bloodshot (14), yellow (3), clear (3), or yellow and bloodshot (2). The iris was homogenous in Nos. 4464 and 4472, rayed in No. 4471, and zoned in Nos. 4464 and 4473. Seven men (Nos. 4456, 4458, 4464, 4474, 4481, 4482, and 4484) had blue-ringed irises, possibly arcus senilis. No. 4467 had a dark rim around his iris, and Nos. 4477 and 4480 had Negroid eyes.

The Anthropology of Iraq
Field Museum of Natural History
Volume 30, Part 1, Number 1
Published in 1940, United States of America

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This is for the ease of identification, so that you can find me in your databank. It is for census building, human tracking, genetic measuring. It is for your military archives. I’ve done a poor job of interfacing, but take your pick of the multiple asymmetries I’ve surrendered. I offer you self-identification (symmetrical exchange desired). I’ve got a mighty glint in my eye. And a shade of brown immeasurable. I’ve got a weary conscience (do you recognize my iris yet?). Blurred pupil’s edge and indistinct markings surround it.

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