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2/8/11 IQ test: feeble minded: Henry Ezoddard Mindanao sterilization was judged by cruel and unusual crime Public health, not crime, targeted “unfit” Policy committee Established at Cold Spring Harbor Harry Laughlin Report 1914 John Kellogg: 1913: versioning scientific movement: if we can better livestock, why can’t we better humans Committee Assumptions: “germ plasm,” maintain public health, trace defective traits, these traits were found and identified Read the Tribe of Ishmael!! Encourage rich, fit, and fertile to have more kids Polygamy: was immoral! “doomed to failure” Immigration restraints: ppl not like you and me brought in unwanted traits Euthanasia: took root in Germany. Actively rejected Policy Advocated: Buck v Bill Needed a law Vasectomy surgical procedure for men was easier Law: a socially inadequate person under no circumstances shall be released until sterile Series of statute passed Virginia 1944 If you do something wrong, it’s in your genes, must get sterilized
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2011 for the course UGS 303 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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