The Surgical Solution: A History of Involuntary Sterilization in the United States

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991 - Political Science - 190 pages
A study of court-ordered or -tolerated vasectomization (from 1898) and tubal ligation (in the 1920s) for "mental defectives" in the pursuit of eugenics. Some 60,000 men and women in the US were affected into the 1960s.

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Contents

The Heritability of Degeneracy
1
The Cost of Degeneracy
12
The Surgical Solution
30
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