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Pedigree of feeblemindedness

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While there are many reasons to doubt how eugenicists constructed pedigrees, the notion that feeblemindedness was rampant in some families provided the social rationale for sterilization. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Threat of the Unfit > Threats)
Keywords:
pedigrees,sterilization,pedigree,rationale,notion
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