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The historical significance of Buck vs. Bell, Paul Lombardo

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Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Paul Lombardo talks about the historical significance of Buck vs. Bell.
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In the history of American law, there is no case like Buck vs. Bell. It's the only occasion in which the Supreme Court of the United States has allowed surgery on a person who didn't wish to be operated on and who didn't need the procedure. The case was built on false facts, false theories and false science. And it was used as a model, not only in the United States, but all over the rest of the world.
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carrie buck,false science,false theories,supreme court of the united states,interviewee,lombardo,sterilization,rest of the world,feebleminded
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