Medicine: Sterilization in Michigan

All Michigan was stirred last week when Edward H. Williams, new Wayne County auditor, lashed out hotly with the charge that at a training school for mental defectives near Detroit trickery was used to enforce the State sterilization law. Cried he: ''Mrs. Ainsworth violated all sense of justice and decency. . . . The father [ of a 19-year old] was violently opposed to having his boy subjected to this mutilation. She tricked the father into signing a consent order on the pretext that he was signing his son's release from the...

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