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Sterilization for human betterment

Ezra Seymour Gosney

Sterilization for human betterment

a summary of results of 6,000 operations in California, 1909-1929

by Ezra Seymour Gosney

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Published by Macmillan Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sterilization of criminals and defectives -- California,
  • Delinquents -- California

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby E.S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe.
    ContributionsPopenoe, Paul Bowman, 1888-1979
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV4989 G65
    The Physical Object
    Pagination202p.
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17524130M

      In the past, sterilization of vulnerable populations in the name of "human betterment" was carried out with legal authority and the backing of political elites. What current and past practices share is the assumption that some women by virtue of their class position, sexual behavior, or ethnic identity are socially unfit to reproduce and parent.   A prominent Californian eugenicist and the founder of the HBF, Ezra S. Gosney identifies three main motives for a state sterilization program in Sterilization for Human Betterment: eugenic, therapeutic and punitive. Eugenic sterilization refers to a sterilization performed “for the benefit of the state.”.

    These findings have been digested and published in more accessible form in a book of pages entitled STERILIZATION FOR HUMAN BETTERMENT by E. S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe. This book can be obtained for $ from The Human Betterment Foundation of Pasadena, from any book store, or direct from the publishers, The Macmillan Company, New . Dight continued his legislative efforts as late as He spoke and wrote on the subject of eugenics, including over letters to Minneapolis daily newspapers, a pamphlet on the History and Early Stages of the Organized Eugenics Movement for Human Betterment in Minnesota, and a book entitled Call for a New Social Order.

    Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. "human betterment": the long history of sterilization abuse in california* By Alexandra Minna Stern and Tony Platt The recent revelation that female prisoners in two California institutions were sterilized between and is another example of the state’s long history of reproductive injustice and the ongoing legacy of eugenics.


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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Macmillan, New York. Description: xviii, pages ; 21 cm. Human sterilization today. Human betterment foundation. [The word "blurb" had its origin in the exploitation of this book [].

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Sterilization for Human Betterment Hardcover – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — — $3, Hardcover from $3, Manufacturer: The Macmillan Company. Read this book on Questia. Sterilization for Human Betterment: A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, by E.

Gosney, Paul Popenoe, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Sterilization for Human Betterment: A Summary of Results of 6, Operations in California, (). This is a publication of the Human Betterment Foundation; and gives a summary of 6, operations for sterilization performed in California, There were more males than females sterilized, 1, were on feeble-minded, and.

Eugenic Sterilization in California in the s and 30s: The Human Betterment Foundation’s Study on the Effects of Sterilization. Meaghan Watters. History of Science, History of Medicine. Advisor: Prof.

Daniel Kevles. April 2, Eugenics was the pseudoscience aimed at "improving" the human race. In its extreme, racist form, this meant wiping away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a.

Gamble contributed time, money and a keen public-relations sense to the Human Betterment League. He also paid for most of the sterilizations in Orange County during one year, and he paid for the research that went into the book Sterilization in North Author: Carole Novielli.

Get this from a library. Sterilization for human betterment; a summary of results of 6, operations in California. [E S Gosney; Paul. “A Nation of Imbeciles”: The Human Betterment Foundation’s Propaganda for. Eugenic Practices in California. Kirsten Spicer ^Shall the fit or unfit make up the future population of the United States.

On the answer to this question depends the Author: Kirsten Spicer. Twenty-Eight Years of Sterilization in California, published inwas largely a rehash of their earlier book, Sterilization for Human Betterment. Furthermore, Popenoe was the author of an amazing number of articles that were derivatives of the original books.

Although the North Carolina forced sterilization program occurred in the past, it is clear that its impact resonates today. Out of the o people sterilized nationally in the name of eugenics, over 7, people in North Carolina were sterilized between andleaving a legacy of trauma and shame for Size: 2MB.

This book is more than "a summary of results of 6, operations in California, ," for it discusses eugenic sterilization in theory as well as in practice, not only the compulsory sterilization of inmates of penal and reformatory institutions and of asylums for the feebleminded and the mentally disordered, but also sterilization voluntarily sought.

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Gosney. Sterilization of the unfit is becoming more and more discussed, and it is fitting that a book such as that before us should have been published, for it is only in California that adequate data can be found on which to base a sound judgment on the merits and demerits of sterilization.

Gosney is a man of business with a legal training, who for the past eighteen years has Cited by: 9. Sterilization for human betterment: a summary of results of 6, operations in California, / by E.S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe Publication | Library. Eugenics was a very popular and successful program which occurred in the early 20th century - and was most definitely not covered in my high school history book or class.

The basic premise was to sterilize the "feeble-minded" in order to force Darwin's Theory, "Survival of the Fittest" upon society. Additionally, American studies were actually. They helped form the Human Betterment League of North Carolina inand found a sympathetic bureaucrat in Wallace Kuralt.” NPR described the Human Betterment League’s brochures as saying things like, “North Carolina offers its citizens protection in the form of selective sterilization,” and “The job of parenthood is too much to Author: Carole Novielli.

Sterilization for Human Betterment (Historical Issues in Mental Health) [Gosney, E. S., Popence, Paul, Popenoe, Paul Bowman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Sterilization for Human Betterment (Historical Issues in Mental Health)Cited by:. The book is in no sense a legal treatise, but is a short compre-hensible statement of the arguments in favor of sterilization for human betterment.

C. SEVERIN BUSCHMANN. Of the Indianapolis Bar. *Sterilization for Human Betterment, by E. S. Gosney and Paul Popenoe. New York: The Macmillan Company. pp. v,   Subject of Following Letter: Recent Book Review on "Sterilization for Human Betterment". Human Betterment Foundation, Gosney ES.

California and Western Medicine, 01 Aug STERILIZATION FOR HUMAN BETTERMENT. A G Author: E. S. Gosney.“Sterilization in Latin America: Its Past and Its Future.” International Family Planning Perspecti no. 2 (June ): Twenty-eight State Sterilization Laws of the United States and Puerto Rico.

New York: Human Betterment Assn. of America,