We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Eugenical Sterilization: A Reorientation of the Problem.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(5):943-944. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180050210014.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


This book constitutes the report of the special committee which was appointed in 1934 by the American Neurological Association to survey the problem of eugenical sterilization. It is a clear, straightforward and readable discussion of the problem of heredity in relation to neurology and psychiatry and of the feasibility of attempting to control diseases with a hereditary tendency by a program of sterilization, either compulsory or voluntary. The writer of each section has reviewed both the older and the more recent literature thoroughly and discusses his problem in the light of the best modern medical and genetic thought.

The medical literature dealing with heredity and sterilization has hitherto presented an almost insurmountable obstacle to any one interested in this subject. Thoughtful perusal indicates that it can truthfully be said that this book is a valuable contribution to medical and genetic literature, not only because of its authoritative and penetrating analysis


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.