To the experienced eye, racial types have a physiognomy which is unmistakable on mere inspection. But you cannot transfer the experienced eye. You can only express personal conviction and back it up with measurements.
The above is a part of "Percival Bland's Proxy" by Austin R. Freeman, which is kind of medico-legal detective novel.
The word 'transfer' in the above sentence seems to be used in different context, other than normal meaning of 'moving one place to another or similar situation'.
Could you help me out?