It has been frequently stated that an alarming increase is occurring in the numbers of the insane and of the feebleminded. This assumption has influenced many legislators in favor of optional or compulsory sterilization of the mentally afflicted as a means of limiting this increase. In May of 1934 the American Neurological Society appointed a committee to study the whole question of eugenical sterilization. This committee, working under a grant from the Carnegie Foundation, brought in its preliminary report in 1935. The full report has only recently been available in published form.1 It contains a very interesting review of the
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THE REPORTED INCREASE IN INSANITY AND FEEBLEMINDEDNESS. Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1062–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1062
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(7):1062-1064.
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