Pelvimetry and the persistance of racial science in obstetrics.


In the late nineteenth century, Mexican scientists became fixated on pelvic structure as an indicator of racial difference and hereditary worth. Forty years later, in his 1931 dissertation, medical student Gustavo Aldolfo Trangay proposed the implementation of a eugenic sterilization campaign in Mexico. He even reported performing clandestine sterilizations… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.endeavour.2012.11.002


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@article{OBrien2013PelvimetryAT, title={Pelvimetry and the persistance of racial science in obstetrics.}, author={Elizabeth O'Brien}, journal={Endeavour}, year={2013}, volume={37 1}, pages={21-8} }