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ERIC Number: EJ486431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-6765
Reflections on Mental Retardation and Eugenics, Old and New: Mensa and the Human Genome Project.
Smith, J. David
Mental Retardation, v32 n3 p234-38 Jun 1994
This article addresses the moral and ethical issues of mental retardation and a continuing legacy of belief in eugenics. It discusses the involuntary sterilization of Carrie Buck in 1927, support for legalized killing of subnormal infants by 47% of respondents to a Mensa survey, and implications of the Human Genome Project for the field of mental retardation. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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