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Author Reilly, Philip, 1947-

Title The surgical solution : a history of involuntary sterilization in the United States / Philip R. Reilly.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [1991]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  363.97 R362S    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The heritability of degeneracy -- The cost of degeneracy -- The surgical solution -- Sterilization laws -- Harry H. Laughlin: Champion of sterilization -- The resurgence of eugenics -- Sterilization data -- Critics -- The quiet years -- Involuntary sterilization today.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-183) and index.
Subject Eugenics -- United States -- History.
People with mental disabilities -- Surgery -- United States -- History.
Indexed Term Mentally disordered persons Family planning
United States
Subject Eugenics -- history -- United States -- Legislation.
Intellectual Disability -- history -- United States -- Legislation.
Public Policy -- United States -- Legislation.
ISBN 0801840961 alkaline paper
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