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Published: 11 July 1996

310 Pages | 14 pp halftones


ISBN: 9780195077315

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The Black Stork

Eugenics and the Death of `Defective' Babies in American Medicine and Motion Pictures since 1915

Martin S. Pernick

In the 1910s a Chicago surgeon electrified the nation by allowing the deaths of infants he diagnosed as "defectives". He publicized the cases in ...