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Paperback Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880 1940 Book

ISBN: 0801483980

ISBN13: 9780801483981

Keeping America Sane: Psychiatry and Eugenics in the United States and Canada, 1880 1940

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What would bring a physician to conclude that sterilization is appropriate treatment for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped? Using archival sources, Ian Robert Dowbiggin documents the involvement of both American and Canadian psychiatrists in the eugenics movement of the early twentieth century. He explains why professional men and women committed to helping those less fortunate than themselves arrived at such morally and intellectually dubious...

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