Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAkin, John Warren
dc.identifier.citationAkin, J. (2009). Inherited Realities: Eugenics, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Buck v. Bell. The Tower, 1(2). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from
dc.descriptionThe Tower is an official publication of the Georgia Tech Board of Student Publications and is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the Price Gilbert Memorial Library System. This article is from Volume 1, Issue 2.en
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, an analysis of the records of involuntary sterilizations on black patients in the state of Georgia is performed, to study the intent versus the outcome of the Buck v. Bell decision. An analysis of the legal intent of the opinion's author, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., is also a major component of the paper. The study found that while the intent of the opinion placed it within Constitutional bounds, in implementation it pre-supposed far too high a degree of literacy of the population it was meant to apply to.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUndergraduate Research Opportunities Program ; Price Gilbert Memorial Library System.
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Tower. Volume 1, Issue 2en
dc.subjectSupreme Courten
dc.titleInherited Realities: Eugenics, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Buck v. Bellen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • The Tower [38]
    The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Georgia Institute of Technology

Show simple item record