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Carrie Buck’s Forgotten Legacy – American Eugenics in the Service of Nativism, Class and Racial Bigotry

March 01, 2017
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
URMC, K-207 (2-6408)

Bernard Sussman, MD
University of Rochester
Palliative Care, Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Professor of Clinical Medicine

INTERDISCIPLINARY CLINICAL ETHICS NOON CONFERENCE

This presentation will review the development of American eugenic theory in the Age of Reform and discuss the Supreme Court case of Buck v. Bell. American history of nativism, resistance to immigration and the role of eugenics in restrictive immigration laws will be reviewed.

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