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Eugenics in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:59, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 13:59
“Eugenics” refers to a social-engineering project based on the unsubstantiated idea that humanity can be improved by eliminating supposedly defective or lesser genes in favor of others. During the twentieth century, American medical professionals and lawmakers influenced by the pseudoscience of...

Jane Woodhouse McLaughlin

Added by yongli on 06/28/2021 - 17:06, last changed on 06/28/2021 - 17:06
Jane Woodhouse McLaughlin (1914–2004) moved Colorado toward a more rights-based society for individuals with mental illness. As an assistant city attorney for Denver , first president of the Colorado Association for Mental Health, and a Democratic state representative, McLaughlin helped reform...
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