Lecture Notes 12

1907 indiana passed a compulsory sterilization law 17

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Unformatted text preview: can Breeder’s Association was established under direction of biologist Charles B. Davenport –  to “investigate and report on heredity in the human race, and emphasize the value of superior blood and the menace to society of inferior blood.”   1907, Indiana passed a compulsory sterilization law 17 Charles B Davenport, 1866-1944   Biologist, Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1910)   Galton & Pearson   Advocate of negative eugenics   Founded Eugenics Record   eugenic sterilization immigration laws 18 Davenport’s “eugenic creed” (extracts) �"I believe that I am the trustee of the germ plasm that I carry; that this has been passed on to me through thousands of generations before me; and that I betray the trust if (that germ plasm being good) I so act as to jeopardize it, with its excellent possibilities, or, from motives of personal convenience, to unduly limit offspring.” �"I believe in such a selection of immigrants as shall not tend to adulterate our national germ plasm with 19 International Congresses of Eugenics 1st, London 1912 Organized by Eugenics Education Society, dedicated to Galton, with Major Leonard Darwin presiding; 400 attendees 2nd, New York, 1921 Held at American...
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