Buck family pedigree, still image with audio
Following the trial of Buck vs. Bell, a pedigree chart was created displaying the evidence that had been presented to the court. In the first line the first generation is shown - Addy Emmitt or Emma Buck. In the second generation, Carrie Buck, the woman eventually sterilized, and in the third generation Vivian Alice Elaine Buck, born in 1924, tested at 7 months to show "backwardness." The dotted lines show the pedigree of people who are illegitimate, whose parents were not married. The Fs mark feeble-mindedness in all three generations in the Buck family. This pedigree shows the evidence presented to the court, and later to the world, to justify the result, in the case of Buck vs. Bell. (DNAi location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > trial)
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Harry Laughlin's slide of the Buck Family pedigree.
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 about Vivian was on the honor roll in the first grade at Venable School, proving that she was not the third generation of imbeciles.
Detail of Harry Laughlin's pedigree of the Buck famiiy.
Carrie and Emma Buck on the day before the Buck vs. Bell trial in 1924.
Paul Lombardo talks about Oliver Wendell Holmes' support for eugenic sterilization was contrary to his record as a defender of civil liberties.
12190. "The Progress of Eugenical Sterilization," by Paul Popenoe, Journal of Heredity (vol. 25:1), including journal cover and contents page (5)
"The Progress of Eugenical Sterilization," by Paul Popenoe, Journal of Heredity (vol. 25:1), including journal cover and contents page (5)
Emma Buck's gravestone
Pedigree of red hair family
11439. The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness, by Henry Herbert Goddard, selected pages (25)
The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness, by Henry Herbert Goddard, selected pages (25)