Low point in medical jurisprudence, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. Low point in medical jurisprudence.
The Buck case was the first and only time that the United States Supreme Court has concluded that states may perform operations on people who neither want them nor need them. It is the low point in medical jurisprudence in America, the only time that coercive medicine was approved as a measure of the state, based on false science.
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Paul Lombardo talks about the historical significance of Buck vs. Bell.
Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about the case conluded that Carrie, Emma, and Vivian represented three generations of imbeciles, which justified Carrie's sterilization.
Paul Lombardo talks bout in the Supreme Court decision, Justice Holmes compared sterilization for feeblemindedness to a vaccination for smallpox.
Paul Lombardo talks about the forced sterilization of Carrie Buck.
Aubrey Strode was the lawyer who wrote the Virginia statute that became the sterilization law.
Buck vs. Bell Supreme Court Decision
Paul Lombardo discusses the initial trial in Amherst County, Viriginia, which set the stage for taking the issue of eugenic sterilization to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's lawyer, Irving Whitehead, colluded with lawyers representing the Virginia Colony to help insure that the case went to the Supreme Court.
Irving Whitehead was the lawyer appointed to represent Carrie Buck at the trial in Amherst County. Whitehead betrayed Carrie, colluding with his supposed adversary, Aubrey Strode, presenting no witnesses, and doing only a minimal job of cross examination.