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Carrie Buck's daughter Vivian, Paul Lombardo narrtator

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Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Arthur Estabrook apparently tested Vivian's mental ability by attempting to catch her attention with a coin. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Players > Vivian Dobbs > Testing Vivian)
Transcript:
This is Carrie Buck's daughter Vivian, at the age of about seven months. Arthur Estabrook testified at trial that she was feebleminded, and said that he had given her the usual test for a baby of about six months old, but that in fact she had failed. The test, this picture seems to suggest, was to hold a coin in front of the baby's eyes. She didn't focus, and therefore she was declared like her mother, feebleminded.
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carrie buck,daughter vivian,charlottesville virginia,virginia paul,dnai,mental ability,interviewee,lombardo,sterilization,dobbs,seven months,six months,arthur
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