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This book is the published report of a special committee of the American Neurological Society. The report first presents a brief history of legal sterilization and then a summary of the existing laws in the United States and in foreign countries. A critical review follows of the main arguments for sterilization; the reputed increase of insanity and defective mentality; the reputed increased propagation rate of the mentally diseased or defective; and the inheritability of mental diseases. The available data are shown to render questionable the validity of these assumptions unless in greatly qualified form. The Committee felt it could only
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Eugenical Sterilization.. Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1408. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-9-1408_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(9):1408.
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