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Maltreatment of people with serious mental illness in the early 20th century: a focus on nazi Germany and eugenics in america.
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PMID:  23197125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: Prejudice and stigma against people with mental illness can be seen throughout history. The worst instance of this prejudice was connected to the rise of the eugenics movement in the early 20th century. Although the Nazi German T-4 program of killing people with mental illness was the most egregious culmination of this philosophy, the United States has its own dark eugenics history-nearing a slippery slope all too similar to that of the Nazis. Mental health care clinicians need to examine this period to honor the memory of the victims of eugenics and to guarantee that nothing like this will ever happen again.
Authors:
Bernard A Fischer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  200     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1096-100     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Capital Healthcare Area (Veterans Integrated Service Network 5) Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD; and Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.
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