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“The Greatest Curse of the Race:” Eugenics Sterilization in Oregon, 1909-1983

From Oregon Historical Quarterly, via JSTOR

“The Greatest Curse of the Race:” Eugenics Sterilization in Oregon, 1909-1983 

Mark A. Largent
Oregon Historical Quarterly
Vol. 103, No. 2 (Summer, 2002), pp. 188-209

An article examining the involuntary sterilization of thousands of mental health patients and prisoners in Oregon in the name of rationalization, social control, and efficiency.