Eugenic Sterilization and a Qualified Nazi Analogy: The United States and Germany, 1930-1945

@article{Sofair2000EugenicSA,
  title={Eugenic Sterilization and a Qualified Nazi Analogy: The United States and Germany, 1930-1945},
  author={Andr{\'e} N. Sofair and Lauris Christopher Kaldjian},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={132},
  pages={312-319}
}
During the 19th century, scientists investigated the acquisition of biological and behavioral traits. British biologist Francis Galton, who first made the nature-nurture distinction, studied the comparative worth of different races in 1883, using the term eugenics to describe the process of strengthening the human race through selective breeding (1, 2). Some 30 years earlier, French count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau had described race as the driving force of human history, arguing that there were… 
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