Inherited Realities: Eugenics, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Buck v. Bell

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dc.contributor.author Akin, John Warren
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-24T14:32:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-24T14:32:25Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Akin, J. (2009). Inherited Realities: Eugenics, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Buck v. Bell. The Tower, 1(2). Retrieved June 24, 2009, from http://ejournals.library.gatech.edu/tower/article/view/33 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/28600
dc.description The 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.abstract In 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.sponsorship Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program ; Price Gilbert Memorial Library System.
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Tower. Volume 1, Issue 2 en
dc.subject History en
dc.subject Supreme Court en
dc.subject Eugenics en
dc.subject Sterilization en
dc.title Inherited Realities: Eugenics, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., and Buck v. Bell en
dc.type Article en


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