Breeding contempt : the history of coerced sterilization in the United States /

Widespread sterilization programs are most closely associated with the Nazis and World War II atrocities. Less frequently are they recognized as efforts that were undertaken by American lawmakers, scientists, and health care providers. Mark A. Largent explores the history of compulsory sterilization...

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Author / Creator: Largent, Mark A. (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Imprint: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
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505 0 |a Introduction : in the name of progress -- 1. Nipping the problem in the bud -- 2. Eugenics and the professionalization of American biology -- 3. The legislative solution -- 4. Buck v. Bell and the first organized resistance to coerced sterilization -- 5. The professions retreat -- Conclusion : the new coerced sterilization movement -- Appendix. Bibliography of twentieth-century American biology textbooks. 
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