Leilani Muir versus the Philosopher King: Eugenics on trial in Alberta

@article{Wahlsten2005LeilaniMV,
  title={Leilani Muir versus the Philosopher King: Eugenics on trial in Alberta},
  author={D. Wahlsten},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2005},
  volume={99},
  pages={185-198}
}
The Province of Alberta in Canada was the only jurisdiction in the British Empire where a eugenic sterilization law was passed (in 1928) and vigorously implemented. The pace of sterilization orders accelerated during the Nazi era and remained high after World War II, terminating only in 1972 when the Sexual Sterilization Act was repealed. The Alberta Eugenics Board operated away from public and legislative scrutiny, and many things done in the name of eugenics were clearly illegal. Eugenics was… Expand
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