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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
Eugenical Sterilization.. Ann Intern Med. ;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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