ERIC Number: EJ470669
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
The "Lethal Chamber": Further Evidence of the Euthanasia Option.
Elks, Martin A.
Mental Retardation, v31 n4 p201-07 Aug 1993
Historical discussions of the euthanasia or "lethal chamber" option in relation to people with mental retardation are presented. The paper concludes that eugenic beliefs in the primacy of heredity over environment and the positive role of natural selection may have condoned the poor conditions characteristic of large, segregated institutions and their high mortality rates. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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