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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

by Adam Cohen,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 20, 2016

Carrie Buck was not an "imbecile." She had successfully reached the sixth grade, and Dr. Albert Priddy, Virginia's superintendent for epileptics and the feebleminded, privately acknowledged that her practical knowledge and general information were "about up to that of her class and opportunity."


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