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By Paul A. Lombardo

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ISBN-13: 9780253355744

In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization legislations in accordance with the idea of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen international nations swimsuit. even if the Indiana statute used to be later declared unconstitutional, different legislation proscribing immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in impression within the U.S. as past due because the Nineteen Seventies. A Century of Eugenics in the United States assesses the historical past of eugenics within the usa and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome undertaking. The essays discover the early help of obligatory sterilization through medical professionals and legislators; the implementation of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Alabama; the felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a eugenics stream basing its claims on sleek genetic technological know-how.

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Bogart, who promoted sterilization across the state, and Harry C. Sharp, the head physician at the Jeffersonville Reformatory, who popularized the vasectomy. Other important advocates were Dr. Amos Butler of the Board of State Charities, John N. Hurty of the State Board of Health, and Sharp’s superior, William H. 15 Sharp first performed vasectomies on prisoners for therapeutic, not eugenic, effects. He intended to curb sexual activity, specifically masturbation, which scientists linked to general degeneracy and insanity.

Jordan, “Surgical Sex-Sterilization: Its Value as a Eugenic Measure,” American Journal of Clinical Medicine 20 (1913): 983–87. ╇Lantzer and Stern, “Building a Fit Society”; Robert L. Osgood, “The Menace of the Feebleminded: George Bliss, Amos Butler, and the Indiana Committee on Mental Defectives,” Indiana Magazine of History 97 (December 2001): 253–77; Indianapolis Star, December 7, 1923, May 30, 1928, October 23, 1932, September 27, 1938; Anderson HeraldBulletin, February 26, 1996. Members included Dr.

12 Moreover, many of his books promoted a eugenic outlook on society. He felt it was an evolutionary obligation for humanity to cull the least productive of its members and to encourage the best and the brightest to reproduce more of their kind. At the same time, however, he was a pacifist; eugenics taught him that countries recruited their ablest young men to go out and kill each other off in war, artificially and disproportionately allowing the dull and physically weak, out of harm’s way safe at home, to procreate.

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