In the condition known as albinism there is a congenital deficiency or entire absence of pigment.
We may assume that increased stature and breadth imply some sort of inherent physical superiority, and if such an assumption is valid we have in man evidence that albinism is correlated not with constitutional defectiveness but with greater perfectness.
Genetic counseling should be considered for individuals with a family history of albinism.
Before we can inquire into the cause and meaning of albinism it will be necessary first to consider the nature of pigmentation.
An albino is a homozygote; that is, all its gametes are carrying the character of albinism and none of them bear the alternative character - the allelomorph - of pigmentation.