American medical scientific and political leaders

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Unformatted text preview: g the possibility of increasing the quotas to allow in the Jewish refugee children who were fleeing from Hitler’s Nazi Regime. Hitler’ The Committee again called upon Harry Laughlin, since “Mr. Laughlin is beyond doubt the foremost authority in the United States.” Laughlin testified that “The Jews are no exception….” exception… and the refugee boats were sent away from the ports. away from ports. The Closure of the Eugenics Record Office In the late 1930s, the United States became increasingly concerned about its own apparent support of the very scientific principles that Germany used to exterminate the non-Aryans. American medical, scientific and political leaders viewed the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor as an embarrassment. In December 1939, the Carnegie Foundation formally closed the Eugenics Record Office. Designing the Human Genotype Designing Eugenics was a way of perfecting the Eugenics human race by – sterilizing people with dysgenic traits. – limiting...
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