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Collected papers on eugenic sterilization in California

Human Betterment Foundation, Calif.

Collected papers on eugenic sterilization in California

a critical study of results in 6000 cases

by Human Betterment Foundation, Calif.

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Published in Pasadena, Calif. : The Foundation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Eugenics.,
  • Sterilization, Reproductive.

  • Edition Notes

    Reprinted from various journals and proceedings (1927-30)

    StatementWith an introd. by E. S. Gosney.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14741757M

    sterilization in California in and have been carrying out this work The Margaret Sanger Papers Microfilm Edition: Collected Documents Series. women-centered reformers and the eugenics.   If SB , now in the Senate Appropriations Committee, passes, it will make California the third state to compensate survivors of sterilization under the eugenics .

    THE INTENTION Between and , under the auspices of the Human Betterment Foundation, the available Californian evidence was published in the form of a series of papers to various medical and technical journals, and in these 26 papers were collected and published in book form.l In California the first sterilisation statute was. According to Davenport, Laughlin's “book on sterilization is recognized as the standard.” 12 In , Laughlin comments about the U.S. Supreme Court upholding a Virginia sterilization statute as, “the establishment of the eugenical authority of the state [enabling] the prevention of hereditary degeneration by a method sound from the.

    Between and , 32 states passed eugenic sterilization laws. California was the most prolific proponent of eugenic sterilization, performing one third of operations recorded. The Human Betterment Foundation played a key role in the history of eugenics and sterilization in California, the US, and many other countries. By basing its claims in the language of statistics and defending the theory that character and behavior were rooted in biological, heritable sources, the HBF spread their agenda of sterilization.


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Get this from a library. Collected papers on eugenic sterilization in California; a critical study of results in cases. [Human Betterment Foundation.]. Collected papers on eugenic sterilization in California; a critical study of results in cases. Frederick W. Brown, Eugenic Sterilization in the United States: Its Present Status, Folder 3, E.

Gosney Papers And Records Of The Human Betterment Foundation, Archives, California Institute of Technology. Kevles, Philip R. Reilly, The Surgical Solution: A History of Involuntary Sterilization in the United States.

EUGENIC STERILIZATION IN CALIFORNIA. A Statistical Study of the Patients of a Psychiatrist in Private Practice. and much above the average of the patients sterilized in California state hospitals for mental disease. This is selective and is not to be explained as showing that mental diseases occur more frequently in the Cited by: 6.

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with University of Michigan professor Alex Stern, who has completed a database of the thousands of people recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws.

A California eugenics law permitted forced sterilizations of women and men whose ability to reproduce was deemed a public health threat, as University of Michigan Professor Alexandra Minna Stern and her co-authors described last year in the American Journal of Public Health.

Eugenics laws in 32 states empowered government officials and. A Long-Lost Data Trove Uncovers California’s Sterilization Program During the height of the eugenics movement, California sterili patients deemed feeble-minded or insane.

University of Michigan professor Alex Stern has completed a database of thousands recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws on the book and she says those alive should be. which goes to considerable lengths to understand California eugenic thought as a phenomenon in and of itself.

Sternespecially chap. Similarly, Edward Larson’s book on eugenics in the South does an excellent job of providing a re gionalized analysis that. In the first half of the 20th century, approximat people were sterilized under U.S.

eugenics programs. California led the nation in this effort at social engineering. Eugenics, sterilization, and historical memory in the United States v, supl., dez.p during the eugenic racism of the s and s (Schrag, ).

California had by far thehighest number of sterilizations in the United States (one third of allsterilizations nationwide).

The numbers of men and women sterilized were aboutequal. Of the total sterilizations, almost 60% were considered mentally ill andmore.

University of Michigan professor Alex Stern has completed a database of thousands recommended for sterilization when California had eugenics laws on the book and she says those alive should be compensated.

(Michigan Photography) On what Stern and her team found with regard to age and gender patterns. California’s eugenic sterilization program disproportionately targeted Latinos — especially Latina women, who had a 59 percent higher risk of forced sterilization than women of other racial and ethnic backgrounds, new research finds.

The practice was abolished inbut during the 70 years that eugenics laws stood in the state, o people of various races and ethnicities. California should pay reparations to victims of its eugenics-based sterilization programs, which took away the reproductive abilities of about.

California passed the nation’s third eugenic sterilization law in and performed one third, or 20of all documented compulsory sterilizations conducted under state eugenics laws.

3 California’s eugenic sterilization law authorized medical superintendents in state homes and hospitals to sterilize patients classified as. California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximat operations performed in the thirty-two states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from to Eugenics in California prisons.

In a eugenics law was passed in California allowing for state institutions to sterilize those deemed “unfit” or “feeble-minded”. As one of the leading states in forced sterilization victims, California's sterilization procedures primarily.

Eugenics was the pseudoscience aimed at "improving" the human race. In its extreme, racist form, this meant wiping away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a. Under California’s eugenic law, first passed inanyone committed to a state institution could be sterilized.

Many of those committed were sent by a court. The result of Gosney and Popenoe's research was a co-authored volume, Sterilization for Human Betterment: A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, –, completed and published in The book sought to argue that eugenic sterilization was scientifically supported, caused no harm to patients, and was legally sound.

Researcher Alex Stern, author of the new book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in America, adds: “In the early 20th century across the country, medical superintendents, legislators, and social reformers affiliated with an emerging eugenics movement joined forces to put sterilization laws on the books.Any extensive program of eugenic sterilization should find a way to reach these parents, at least through making voluntary sterilization possible, if it is to achieve maximum results.

6. There are no significant differences between the sizes of families of sterilized .