ERIC Number: EJ666158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
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Perspectives: Eugenics and Sterilization in the Heartland.
Wehmeyer, Michael L.
Mental Retardation, v41 n1 p57-60 Feb 2003
Noting the Governor of Virginia's recent apology for his state's participation in eugenics, this article reviews the history of the sterilization of people with epilepsy and mental retardation in several states, and the importance of the Buck v. Bell (1927) Supreme Court decision in the promotion of eugenics. (Contains references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia