ABRAHAM MYERSON, M.D.
Every program which proposes a reformation of society, whether in its biologic or sociologic structure, awakens fierce controversy which is usually independent of the merits of the situation. This controversy becomes the greater whenever sex or reproduction becomes the focus of the reform, since nowhere in the tangled web of human emotion and ideology is there more non-rationally based conduct than in this field. Therefore, it is to be expected that the points of view concerning eugenic sterilization disregard the essentials of proof and, like politics, the camps of the proponents and opponents of sterilization find strange bed-fellows.
MYERSON A. CERTAIN MEDICAL AND LEGAL PHASES OF EUGENIC STERILIZATION1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:580–598. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-4-580
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(4):580-598.
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