Godfrey Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg
The equilibrium model of G.N. Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg showed that sterilization of affected individuals themselves would never appreciably reduce the incidence of mental disorders, which were thought to be inherited in a recessive manner. Only a hideously massive program - sterilizing or segregating the vast reservoir of heterozygous carriers predicted by the model - would have any hope of reducing the incidence of mental illness. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Prologue)
Godfrey Hardy and Wilhelm Weinberg.
wilhelm weinberg,carrie buck,equilibrium model,heterozygous carriers,dnai,massive program,eugenics,mental disorders,godfrey,sterilization,mental illness,statistics
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15466. The connection between American eugenics and Nazi Germany, James Watson
James Watson talks about the connection between American eugenics and Nazi Germany.
15777. Sterilization table
Study of the effects of eugenical sterilization. Source: Truman State University.
15210. Misdiagnosis of Carrie Buck, Paul Lombardo
Paul Lombardo talks about Emma and Carrie Buck lived long lives and it is doubtful that either was mentally ill.
15214. Eugenics and forced sterilization in the U.S., Paul Lombardo
Paul Lombardo talks about eugenicists viewed sterilization as a means to reduce the tax burden of people who lived in public mental institutions.
15834. Harry Laughlin, still image with audio
Harry Laughlin was the superintendent of the Eugenics Record Office in New York, and had written a model sterilization law in 1914, portions of which were borrowed by Virginians to use in their own 1924 law.
15540. Carrie Buck and Emma Buck
Carrie and Emma Buck on the day before the Buck vs. Bell trial in 1924.
15841. Carrie and Emma Buck
A photo of Carrie and her mother Emma was taken the day before the Virginia trial.
15468. A plague outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, James Watson
James Watson talks about a plague outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute.
15224. Carrie Buck's daughter Vivian, Paul Lombardo narrtator
Paul Lombardo talks about Arthur Estabrook apparently tested Vivian's mental ability by attempting to catch her attention with a coin.
15756. Virginia Venable School grade book cover
Vivian Dobb's (Carrie Buck's daughter) first grade record book, 1930-31.