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By Paul A. Lombardo

ISBN-10: 0253355745

ISBN-13: 9780253355744

In 1907, Indiana handed the world's first involuntary sterilization legislations in line with the speculation of eugenics. In time, greater than 30 states and a dozen international international locations go well with. even supposing the Indiana statute was once later declared unconstitutional, different legislation limiting immigration and regulating marriage on "eugenic" grounds have been nonetheless in influence within the U.S. as past due because the Nineteen Seventies. A Century of Eugenics in the US assesses the background of eugenics within the usa and its prestige within the age of the Human Genome venture. The essays discover the early help of obligatory sterilization via medical professionals and legislators; the implementation of eugenic schemes in Indiana, Georgia, California, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Alabama; the felony and social demanding situations to sterilization; and the clients for a eugenics circulate basing its claims on sleek genetic technology.

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David J. Bodenhamer and Hon. Randall T. , The History of Indiana Law (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006), 71. ╇ New York Times, November 1, 1940; Angela Gugliotta, “‘Dr. Sharp with His Little Knife’: Therapeutic and Punitive Origins of Eugenic Vasectomy—Indiana, 1892– 1921,” Journal of the History of Medicine 53 (October 1998): 371–406; Hall, “Oscar McCulloch and Indiana Eugenics,” 254–57; Dennis L. com; Indianapolis Star, September 26, 1921. Other reformers joined these men, including Elizabeth Grannis of the National Christian League for the Promotion of Purity, an offshoot of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

For his pacifist eugenics, see Jordan and Harvey Ernest Jordan, War’s Aftermath: A Preliminary Study of the Eugenics of War (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1914). ╇ Sharp’s reports to the governor (1896–1912) are included in the biannual Communication of the State Prison Reformatory at Jeffersonville; copies may be found in the Herman B Wells Library. ╇ S. A. J. Ochsner, “Surgical Treatment of Habitual Criminals,” Journal of the American Medical Association 32 (1899): 867–68. ╇ Harry C. Sharp, “Vasectomy as a Means of Preventing Procreation in Defectives,” Journal of the American Medical Association 53 (1909): 1897–1902.

D. , Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993), 41, 121, 245. ╇ Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Indiana, 64th Session of the General Assembly (Indianapolis: William B. Burford, 1905), 26–27, 38–39, 49. While Hanly did not mention this bill in his gubernatorial address, he did call for stronger divorce laws, the creation of more hospitals for the insane, and the creation of an epileptic colony. , 253–54, 891–93, 1457; Journal of the Senate of the State of Indiana, 64th Session of the General Assembly (Indianapolis: William B.

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