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Sterilization for Human Betterment.

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By Gosney E. S.. , B.S., L.L.B., and Popenoe Paul. , D.Sc. 202 pages. The MacMillan Company; , New York: , 1929.. Price in cloth, $2.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(5):508. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-508_2
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This is a publication of the Human Betterment Foundation; and gives a summary of 6,255 operations for sterilization performed in California, 1909-1929. There were 601 more males than females sterilized, 1,488 were on feeble-minded, and in this group there were 330 more females than males. All feeble-minded patients are now sterilized before they are allowed to leave the state home at Sonoma. One in twelve of all the insane admitted to the state hospitals since the law was passed has been sterilized. One in five or six of the new admissions is now sterilized. Sterilization is done only where there


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