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Harry Laughlin at Buck vs. Bell, Paul Lombardo

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Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Harry Laughlin, superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office, provided a written deposition based on language given to him by doctors at the Virginia Colony. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Trial > Harry Laughlin's deposition)
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The other person from Cold Spring Harbor who provided testimony, did it in written form. That was Harry Laughlin, the superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office in New York. Laughlin parroted language provided to him by the doctors in the case, declaring that Carrie Buck was a socially inadequate person, a moral degenerate and someone who shouldn't have children.
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